Today my wine crew received the pleasure of testing the 2010 Pueblo del Sol Tannat.
This wine is of product of Uruguay. I had not heard of the Tannat grape.
Research shows It originated in South West France, and is now the favored grape of Uruguay. Once opened there was the aroma oak, and black cherry. The color was a deep ruby red. It was a dark, but beautiful wine.
First sips were tart and a little chewy. You could taste the oak, and a hint of coco. While being a tasty wine, we agreed that this was a wine that would would be even better with food. We started with some Brie and crackers. This made the Tannat taste even better. This evening, our main meal was Jambalaya. The Tannat complemented the tomato sauce, peppers, and sausage.
We really enjoyed it with the food. We agreed that this would be excellent wine to have with steak and mashed potatoes. The main complaint from my crew was that we ran out of wine. We thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it as a very reasonably priced wine to have with meals.
Full disclosure: This wine was received as a marketing sample.