Tannat has been touted as being one of the “healthiest” red wine grapes, thanks to much higher levels of antioxidants. Aromas of cranberry, pomegranat and sagebrush are seductive on the nose. The palate offers a wealth of flavors, displaying cranberry, cedar, black cherry and tapenade. It’s loaded with bright, tart acidity and fine-grained tannins, with a long, juicy finish. The happy pairings of beef, sausage, cassoulet, roasted lamb, duck confit, and assorted aged cheese (reach for Roquefort or Chaumes).