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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    • Round Peak Vineyards: North Carolina Winery Visit

      During our recent Thanksgiving holiday, we headed for wine country – but we traveled east and not west. As we returned from visiting family in High Point, North Carolina, we stopped in Yadkin Valley to check out Round Peak Vineyards. North Carolina has more than 140 wineries and that number has more than quadrupled since 2001. NC is 10th in U.S. wine production and third in wine tourism.

      Toledo Wines and Vinesin Merlot- 28 readers -
    • 2014: Top Wines Over $50

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my third, and last, Top Wines List. I have already posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15 and Top Ten Wines Over $15. It is now time for my Top Wines Over $50. Though I've tasted more than ten wines over $50 during the past year, I've only chosen to list those which were especially fascinating.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
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  • 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 -
  • Wines of Uruguay Tasting Tour

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    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Winein Cabernet Franc Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15

    … of eight spots. It doesn't surprise me that Portugal has three spots on the list as they produce some of the best value wines in the world. Sight unseen, I'll take a chance on a Portuguese wine under $15 over a similarly priced wine from any other wine region in the world. Portuguese wines have often been on this list in previous years. For 2015, I…

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

    … of Cabernet, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. (90 points IJB) Review: 2008 Donnafugata Contessa Entellina “Mille e una notte”- Italy, Sicily, Contessa Entellina SRP: $89 Beautiful purple-ruby color. Black cherries, plums and blackberries on the nose, dusted with loamy soil, charcoal, grilled steak and cedar notes. Medium+ bodied with sturdy tannins…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • VAWineChat: Fabbioli Cellars

    …, portion is distilled into pear brandy, then new vintage is added to a solera system of French oak barrels, established 2009; butterscotch, tone fruit, vanilla, and pears (!) on the nose; pears, ginger, and vanilla flavors; sweet but balanced, not cloying; 17.2% ABV; 93 cases produced; SRP $35. These wines were provided for tasting purposes - all…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • December Roundup

    Short notes on recent bottles we’ve tried. WHITES Fox Run Vineyards Dry Riesling 2013 ($14.99) Subtly yeasty aroma. More slatey and fruit-neutral, an austere white that shows the Finger Lakes flexing its terroir muscle. With a medium-plus finish, one to consider as an oyster companion. 11.5% ABV. 2012 vintage available in PA. Red Newt Dry Riesling 2013 ($16.99) One clean drink.

    Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 4 readers -
  • A pair of hearty reds from South West France

    Published by Simon Including possibly the first wine video to reference man-breasts… Plaimont Producteurs Les Vignes Retrouvées Saint Mont Rouge 2010, South West France (£8.50 The Wine Society) Young and feisty, but with a stern brow, this has slightly baked berry and blackcurrant flavours plus a touch of tomato underpinned by an iron-like edge and firm tannins.

    Drinking Outside The Box- 3 readers -
  • November 2014 Virginia Wine Chat w/ Fabbioli Cellars

    It’s that time again – time for Virginia Wine Chat. This month our host, Frank Morgan of Drink What YOU Like, made his way up to Fabbioli Cellars in the Loudon County area to chat with Doug Fabbioli about winemaking, the wines we were tasting, and Virginia Wine as a whole. I’ve embedded the video from Thursday below (since Frank remembered to record this month), or you can vis ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 4 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Stinson Vineyards

    Stinson Vineyards is one of many small Virginia producers deserving some attention. For a handful of years now, Stinson has been putting out a bunch of exciting bottles that will challenge your conceptions about Virginia wine. The wines are made by Rachel Stinson, who was interviewed here on Terroirist. “My ultimate goal is to make good, clean, commercially viable wine,” Rachel said.

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … know how far I will get, so let's see what happens. I am going to start in Northern Virginia and begin with 8 Chains North, that winery gets us: Sauvignon Blanc Traminette Vidal Blanc Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot Sauvignon Blanc That was an easy start, next over to Breaux Vineyards, where we can add: Chardonnay Seyval Blanc…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat This is a sweet dessert...

    … Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat This is a sweet dessert wine named after Alcyone, the Greek demi-goddess whom the gods turned into the halcyon bird after she threw herself into the sea in grief over the death of her husband, Ceyx, in a shipwreck. She’s also the reason for the phrase “halcyon days”. This wine brings you halcyon days at the end of any meal. Kahlúa and cocoa nibs. Black cherry dessert. Raisins. Molasses. Vanilla. Rich decadence. 4/5 bones $$$ Tannat 16% abv Canelones, URUGUAY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • Pucker Up (Talking Tannins For Publix Grape Magazine Winter 2014)

    … Winter is nigh (sorry, peeps, face into it), bringing with it the 2014 Winter edition of Publix Grape Magazine. I’m still fortunate enough to be penning items for Grape, including this time out several wine pairing write-ups, including desserts and other seasonal recipes. So, if you’re hankering to know what supermarket wines might pair up…

    1 Wine Dude- 2 readers -
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