The grape is tannat. It hails from the South of France. This wine is called The Palindrome because the word "Tannat" is a palindrome. So is "Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog".
Read 'em both backwards.
Like Tweets from our president, tannat is a grape you're going to be hearing more about whether you like it or not (God bless 'Merica). While usually having more verve and gumption that Cabs, wines made from tannat are typically more affordable and, for the health conscious, tannat is one of the “healthiest” red wine grapes, due to much higher levels of antioxidants. So for a super workout, bring a bottle of RockWall Tannat to your next Pilates class.
This wine boasts aromas of black pepper, violet, black tea, pipe tobacco, graham cracker cacao, raspberry and herbs just to start- picture strolling through a bazaar in Marrakech with Winston Churchill while eating a s'more.
The sultry bouquet is followed by ardent flavors of black cherry, plum, rose petal, anise, cardamom with a balanced and smoky finish. I like the word sultry. Tannat's tannins want to dance with the protein and fat found in most meats- beef, sausage, lamb, and Nepalese Barasingha to name a few.