Touriga Nacional (too-REE-gah nah-syoo-nhal) - A grape from Portugal that is an important part of the Port blend. But it is also used in red wine blends. It is concentrated in flavor, nicely structured, floral and fruity. Nearly extinct 40 years ago, it is now also grown in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and France.
Zinfandel (ZIN-fan-dell) - Known as Primitivo in Italy, this grape is widely known for producing a robust red wine that has big fruit flavors and often is described as 'jammy.' While this grape became popular for its semi-sweet rosé version, White Zinfandel, it is best known in producing the dry red varietal that has medium to medium-high tannin and acidity.