Is it fair to say that French Wines are far more tannic than California wines?
I have had a Syrah and a Saint Emilion recently and while different varitels they had a similar almost sour quality.
I had a Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse that also seemed more sour than California Chardonays.
I liked the Pouilly Fuisse for a change of pace but I found the red wines to be unpleasant. Is this the tannins?