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A single fruit contains many different types of tannins.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa ($22) was another good deal—with dark fruit, a licorice note, and mellow tannins—but the 2014 Cabernet from the Central Coast ($19) was much less attractive, with a strong olive-y taste.
By 1996, Bodegas Torres, with Miguel A. Torres as its president, produced its first healthy ancestral grape species: Garró, a tannin-heavy, dark blue grape.
See, Greenville's water isn't crystal clear due to the tannins that give it a rather distinctive beigey cast.
For the most part, the dark-skinned grape creates wines that are medium- to full-bodied, with deep, dark color, grippy tannins and good acidity, especially in Old World versions.
High-resin woods, like spruce, pine, arborvitae and juniper, take longer to break down in the compost pile, as do oak and cottonwood tree leaves, which are high in tannin.
To a bottle, the wines project lush artificial cherry flavors, bits of vanillin and oak, soft tannins — and usually a palpable level of residual sugar, serving to mask whatever flaws may lie within.
Freeman said acidity, sweetness, tannin and use of oak all became part of the equation.
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Origin and Etymology of tannin
First Known Use: 1802See Words from the same year
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: a reddish acid that comes from plants, is used in making ink and leather, and occurs in various foods and drinks (such as wine)
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