Tannat is a red wine grape, historically grown in South West France in the Madiran AOC and is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay, where it is considered the "national grape". It is also grown in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and in Italy's Puglia region where it is used as a blending grape. In the US states of Maryland and Virginia, there are small experimental plantings of the vine, and plantings in California have increased dramatically in the first years of the 21st Century. Tannat wines produced in Uruguay are usually quite different in character from Madiran wines, being lighter in body and lower in tannins.
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    • Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011

      Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011 Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States Price: $45 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 76% Tannat, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot ABV: 13.9% Virginia Pour House Notes: Leather leads the dancing on the nose as it is followed closely by ripe blackberry and hints of black che ...

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  • Discovering A Culinary Hotspot: Dining at Element 112

    … wafted out. The gnocci, with beurre fondue and parmigiano, was infused with smoke. A delicious morsel indeed. My entrée was Cappelletti pasta with sage, sweet potato and bread crumb. My wife enjoyed the braised pork with herb purée. each paired to perfection with our Nebbiolo. While some restaurants might serve a sorbet at this point, we were…

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  • Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail tour – Part 1

    …. This was from Lampasas County and has been in oak since September. Dolcetto 2014. From Diamante Doble Vineyard in the High Plains. This will be bottled in about a year. Tio Poncho Blend 2014. This was a big blend of 25% Graciano, 25% Grenache, 18% Tannat, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Sangiovese, and 3% Petite Verdot. The Dolcetto would be joining…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

    … And signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2005 * A Surprise Course to Delight the Palate * Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak topped with a Sauce of Aged Brazos Valley Brie Cheese and Shitake Mushrooms – Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Smoked Wild Boar Leg with a complex Blackberry Mustard Sauce – Bending Branch Winery 2012 Texas Tannat…

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    … Jennifer McInnis Goes from San Antonio Journalist to Texas Winery Marketing/Sales Manager BENDING BRANCH WINERY WELCOMES JENNIFER McINNIS NEW MARKETING & SALES MANAGER Bending Branch Winery is proud to announce that Jennifer McInnis will join its team January 26 as the company’s Marketing and Sales Manager. Jennifer will be responsible…

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  • Wine of the Day January 12, 2014

    … 2012 linne Calodo, Rising Tides, Proprietary Red, Paso Robles. Matt Trevisan’s Linne Calodo is one of a elite set of wineries that have given the west side of Paso Robles a world class voice, along with Saxum, L’Aventure, Booker, Epoch, Torrin and Law Estate this group crafts unique hybrid red blends, mostly Rhone varietals plus Zinfandel…

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  • Jan 5, New England Wine Region

    …, but now the momentum seems to have picked up only this century. The following wineries in the New England Wine Region are using alternative varieties Doctors Nose Wines Grenache, Petit verdot, Tempranillo, Verdelho Kurrajong Downs Taminga, Tempranillo Laurellyn Wines Pinot gris, Verdelho Melville Hill Estate Wines Tempranillo, Verdelho Merilba…

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  • Lodi wines compared to Texas wines, hats, and cattle

    … winemaking movement” may be relatively recent – really only since wineries like Borra, The Lucas, Michael David and St. Amant started up in the ’70s and ’80s – but Lodi has a tradition of planting classic European wine grapes (i.e. Vitis vinifera) dating back to the 1850s. This ain’t exactly our first rodeo. Then we looked up “Texas wine” in Wikipedia…

    Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Loverin Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Learning about Wines of Southwest France (Fronton & Cahors) on #Winechat

    … to Négrette, where at least 40% must be included in a final blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Fer and Gamay are the other grapes permitted. The Colombière 2010 Fronton Bellouguet is a funky wine, where the aroma is sweet anise - very gin like - followed by dark fruit flavors with a nice transition into a juicy tannic finish. Another fantastic wine. This is one wine region I'll continue to explore. Cheers.…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompassin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Bodega Garzón Tannat Oh boy - Bodega Garzón makes some...

    … 2012 Bodega Garzón Tannat Oh boy - Bodega Garzón makes some pretty fabulous stuff. Their take on Uruguay’s premier grape, Tannat, is no exception. Deep, dark fruit - blackberries, plums, blueberries - on the nose along with cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla, and toast. More blueberries and blackberries on the palate with a host of yummy condiments - coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla, wood, pepper, and baking spices. Yum! 5/5 bones $$ Tannat 13.8% abv Garzón, URUGUAY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
  • Wines of Uruguay Tasting Tour

    This summer, I was invited to, but missed, the Wines of Uruguay tasting tour. Happily, the good folks at Charles Communications sent me some wines to taste after the fact. It’s taken us some time to taste through the selections, red and white, but haste makes waste, and we definitely wanted to give these wines their due.

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 3 readers -
  • 2014: Top Wines Over $50

    … this to be a fascinating wine from Argentina, possessed of a complex nose and taste, with great depth of flavor and a very satisfying, lengthy finish. Ripe plum, black cherry, hints of blueberry, lots of spicy notes, and hints of leather, cocoa and herbs. This is a wine to slowly savor, appreciating every complex and intriguing sip. No single country or wine…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
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  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15

    … and cherry flavors. Simple but satisfying, this is going to please many wine lovers, especially at this price point. This is a wine to buy by the case. 2) 2013 Casa da Senra Loureiro Vinho Verde ($10) Though this is not yet available in Massachusetts, I have high hopes that will soon change. This is a stellar Portuguese white wine, with a bright…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Grab Bag of Italian Reds

    … the secondary flavors of roses, tobacco, cedar and charcoal. The oak adds some spice and coffee elements, but I don’t find them bothersome at all. Well-integrated, tasty stuff. (88 points IJB) Review: 2011 Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT- Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT SRP: $26 A ruby-violet color. Spicy berries on the nose, with notes of cedar, violets and wet…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 3 readers -
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