Napa Valley is best known for red wines,
but this exuberant Sauvignon Blanc shows
it creates terrific, refreshing whites, too.
This racy, seafood-friendly white wine
hails from the Italian island of Sardinia,
a top source of superb Vermentino.
This light, lemony white exemplifies the
easygoing charm of Vinho Verde, Portugal’s
refreshing “green wine.”
This sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc is exactly
what one would expect from a pair of Napa
winemakers obsessed with Bordeaux.
This apricot-scented Viognier from Virginia
shows why the state has been gaining buzz as
a compelling wine destination.
Friuli’s climate is influenced by both the cool
Alps and warm Adriatic sea, producing white
wines that are racy and rich.
Portugal’s terrific table wines are often
overshadowed by its magnificent ports, but,
as this red shows, they’re worth seeking out.
From the rocky, windblown vineyards of
Spain’s Calatayud comes this fruity Grenache
with dusty earthiness and stony depth.
This juicy, bright Rioja is a perfect match for
meaty, spicy sausages, hot off the grill.
In a great Rioja vintage like 2005, even
reds can age well for years
after release, as this example demonstrates.
This succulent, organically grown
Chardonnay was aged in steel, making its
tropical fruit flavors especially bright.
Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla
produces great wine as well as great music. This
bold Malbec comes from his Mendoza estate.
Clonakilla is one of the great names in
Australian Shiraz. Its Hilltops cuvée gives an
affordable taste of the winery’s elegant style.
The bold Southern French blend combines
three grape varieties to create a seamless, sunwarmed
red redolent of plums and spice.
The Rhône’s Saint-Joseph district is a source
of good values in Syrah, like this peppery red
from the stellar 2009 vintage.
For what is at times a burly grape, this deep,
plush Petite Sirah is incredibly supple and
Keller Estate is one of the premier producers
in Sonoma’s Petaluma Gap, a region gaining
a reputation for lithe, expressive wines.
Austria’s Wagram region specializes in the local Roter Veltliner grape, which yields fragrant, silky whites like this one.
The deep, stony minerality and crisp,
lemony edge of great Muscadet make it one
of the world’s best wines with shellfish.
Italy’s Piedmont region is a gastronome’s
paradise. Even its less-famous wines are
uniformly food-friendly and delicious.
Reds made from the powerful Aglianico grape
can require years of aging to be enjoyable;
this juicy bottling is delicious right now.
In the high altitudes of the Sierra
Foothills, Zinfandel boasts vibrant fresh
fruit and uncommon structure.
Riesling has become Washington state’s
signature white grape; Mercer’s bottling
showcases the variety’s vivid fruit flavors.
Bordeaux’s star grape varieties, Merlot and
Cabernet Sauvignon, thrive in Washington
state, as this polished blend demonstrates.
This fragrant white from Italy’s Marche
region blends Verdicchio, Marche’s signature
grape, with Moscato and Sauvignon Blanc.
This bold, juicy Zinfandel comes from
Dry Creek Valley, a Sonoma subzone that’s
a source of some of the world’s best Zin.
There’s more to Portugal’s zesty white wines
than Vinho Verde, as this fresh, beautifully
perfumed blend from the Tejo region proves.
Oregon’s cool climate has made it a source
of acclaimed Pinot Noir, but this red makes
a case for the region’s Syrah, too.
Greg Graziano fermented this Pinot Blanc
in French-oak barrels, a process that gives the
wine its dense, silky texture.
Ben Riggs, one of the stars of Australian
wine, searches out South Australia’s cooler
corners to fashion this vibrant Shiraz.
Verdejo is the signature grape of Spain’s
Rueda region, where it makes crisp, zesty
whites, like this fragrant offering.
Rich, succulent Tempranillo forms
the backbone of this creative blend
from northern Spain.
From Spain’s dusty central plains comes
this lushly textured white, full of fruit and
The little-known Godello grape makes
some of Spain’s most compelling white wines,
like this crisp, silky example from Valdesil.
Vibrant, succulent Malbec is the calling card
of Argentina. This version, from a top estate,
features lush, black fruit.
Intense but soft Chilean Cabernets, like this
wine from William Cole, can compete with
any Cabernet in the world.
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