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. Rich aromas of black cherry and plum with hints of coffee, sweet pipe tobacco and leather combine with distinct barrel notes of vanilla and smokey oak. This wine is full-bodied with finely structured tannins, rich black fruit, and a long lingering sweet oak finish.