Neither big nor brawny, the allure of the 2005 Domaine des Baumard Logis de la Giraudière lies not in its size, though it is amply endowed, but in its charming, openly approachable, juicy, food friendly persona. Consequently, there is not too much in the way of food that one couldn't serve with Baumard's amiable Anjou Rouge. Nevertheless, our preference is to serve the 2005 Logis de la Giraudière with lighter meats and less heady dishes than one might consider with Cabernet Sauvignon, if for no other reason than to highlight the sophistication and subtlety of this artfully crafted Cabernet Franc. So, bring on the chicken and the duck, or even the salads and the salmon. Chicken Breasts simmered in a light, tarragon studded cream sauce; Chicken Chasseur, a French country dish, with tomatoes, mushrooms, tarragon, thyme and more; and even Coq Au Vin offer excellent companionship to this wine. In addition, Duck with Wine and Green Grapes, Stuffed Breast of Veal, Osso Buco, and semi soft cheeses such as Beaumont, Reblochon, Muenster, and Monterey Jack provide equally enjoyable choices to accompany Florent Baumard's delicious Logis de la Giraudière. Salut!