Uruguayan wines can be tough to find in this hemisphere. But if you're curious about that country's most distinctive grape, several vintners in California's San Luis Obispo County -- specifically Paso Robles -- have been planting tannat. That county now has 39 acres of tannat. Here are five California wines that use tannat to try:

  • 2010 Tablas Creek ($40), Paso Robles

  • 2010 Sextant ($35), Paso Robles

  • 2009 Clayhouse ($35), Paso Robles

  • 2010 Minassian-Young ($25), Paso Robles

  • 2009 Cambiata ($28), Monterey