Regional Varieties: Baga Barbera Blaufränkisch Brachetto Carignan Carménère Cinsaut Dolcetto Gamay Graciano Lagrein Malvasia Nera Marzemino Montepulciano Mourvèdre Nero d'Avola Petit Verdot Petite Sirah Pinot Meunier Pinotage Touriga Nacional
Dolcetto, a charming Italian grape, is most often grown in Piedmont or the surrounding areas, but has spread to California and the rest of the US. Meant to be drunk young, the wines are dry and have flavors of black cherry and licorice. Despite low tannin levels, they can sometimes be bitter. Paired with pasta and pizza dishes, the majority of Dolcetto wines are table wines, but there are some exceptions. There are various producers, but since Dolcetto is a largely unknown grape, availability is generally limited.