To Tannat or not to Tannat, that is the question. Unlike Hamlet’s query, the answer to our query is easy. Definitely Tannat. Native to France but adopted as the national grape of Uruguay, very little Tannat is planted in the U.S. And that’s a shame because the Tannat grape produces a super delicious, full-bodied yet approachable wine with all of the firm structure and complexity you’d expect in a classic red with a special verve all its own. Robust aromas of plum, blackberry and elderberry and hints of vanilla, coffee and violet lead into a palate of intense black fruit. The finish is long and satisfying with savory spice and oak notes. We only grow about one acre of this esoteric varietal, hence our very small bottling of 208 cases. Get it while you can because if it’s half as popular as it is at our family gatherings, it’s going to go fast!