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Cabernet Sauvignon

Offering a wide range of characteristics depending on the growing climate, in general produces dense, dark, tannic wine.

Merlot

Medium tannins and body most often with hints of berry, plum and currant.

Syrah (Shiraz)

Produces powerful wines high in tannins and acidity and generally exhibiting notes of blackberry and dark chocolate. 

Carménère

A member of the Cabernet family and known for it's bright crimson color, aromas of spices and berries, and softer tannins.

Petit Verdot

Late ripening grape which adds tannins, color, and flavor to Bordeaux blends. In the New World, it tends to ripen more reliably and can often be found as a varietal wine.

Malbec

Full-bodied; dark, inky color often with robust tannins and plum flavors.

Tempranillo (Valdepeñas)

Produces full-bodied wines most often with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.

Sémillon

A white Bordeaux varietal. Used to produce both dry and sweet wines.

Viognier

Predominately dry with powerful floral and fruit aromas that are most expressive when young.

Cabernet Franc

Originating in Bordeaux, France, lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, adds finesse and peppery perfume when blended.

Sangiovese

The most widely planted red grape varietal grown in Italy. Produces wines that tend to exhibit the grape's naturally high acidity as well as moderate to high tannin content and light color.