"...If these were subpar wineries, they wouldn't have had the prestige and reputation to grab our attention. However, Duchman has already become quite famous for its $16 Vermentino, as has Bending Branch for its powerful Tannat ($60)..."
"...Certainly the customers at Bending Branch Winery from over near Comfort, Texas, have helped push the comeback of Tannat with their exceptional versions of the wine ($30-40). In fact, their name has become synonymous with Tannat in Texas..."
"...2) BENDING BRANCH TEXAS TANNAT..."
"... Importers and distributors of wines from Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina were also on hand to provide tastes and talk about the regions. Top grape varieties represented from both regions were Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and, my favorite, Tannat..."
"...Johnson was convinced that the quality of Texas wines would appreciate greatly across the board if he and his fellow grape growers would switch over to warm weather varietals such as those grown in the Southern Rhone, Spain, and Italy. The success of Texas wines made Tempranillo, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Tannat, and Graciano bears witness to the fact that Johnson was right about Texas terroir..."
"...Russ Kane shared the stage with Isle and local sommeliers June Rodil, Craig Collins, and Devon Broglie for an insightful and informative look at the Texas wine industry today. I had no idea that John Rivenburgh, brave vintner at Bending Branch Vineyards in Comfort, is making an impressive 100% tannat..."
"...Enter Romanian Georgetta Dane, a talented winemaker with a master's degree in enology. Her hiring makes more sense than you might expect, because just like Grahm, she's used to working with grapes most Americans have never heard of, including Malvasia, Tannat, Aglianico, and Touriga..."