Grape varieties

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  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Pinot Blanc

    This lesser-known sibling of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris is a delicate and often-overlooked white grape that can produce delicious wines.

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    Carménère

    This red wine grape is at least as interesting for its history as it is for its quality.

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    Siegerrebe

    This white grape is best known in its native Germany, where it produces wines of great character. This grape has little trouble ripening and, in fact, produces as much sugar as just about any European wine grape variety.

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    Pinot Gris

    Pinot Gris (pronounced "PEE-no gree") is Oregon's second-most-popular grape after Pinot Noir. It may well be the ultimate food wine, thanks to its fresh fruit flavors, versatility, bright acidity and youthful approachability.

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    Malbec

    With Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot, Malbec is one of three primary blending grapes in red Bordeaux, typically playing second fiddle to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. By itself, Malbec makes a simpler, softer version of Merlot, though a few areas, especially Argentina, are specializing in Malbec.

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    Ehrenfelser

    This white grape was developed in the late 1920s in Germany and is a cross of Riesling and Silvaner. Many consider the grape to be superior in ripening and flavor to Riesling. It is named for the Ehrenfels Castle on the Rhine River.

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    Barbera

    One of the world’s most widely planted grapes, Barbera is best known in Italy’s Piedmont region. It’s also prevalent in southern Italy and throughout California. It’s a late-ripening variety that enjoys warmer climates but also can fare well in certain cooler regions.

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    Zinfandel

    Zin is California’s grape, that’s for certain.

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    Sangiovese

    It may be difficult to pronounce, but Sangiovese is easy to enjoy. Pronounced "san-jo-VAY-say," this grape is famous in Italy for producing Chianti, named after a region in Tuscany.

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    Muscat

    A number of grape varieties fall into the Muscat family, the most famous of which are Muscat Canelli, Muscat of Alexandria, Orange Muscat, Early Muscat and Black Muscat.

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