Five Unexpected American Wine Regions

It's time to look beyond the West Coast—to these Vineyard-rich states.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Scene: Mellow summers and volcanic sediment make the Snake River Valley a promising appellation, where familiar grapes like Syrah thrive alongside lesser-knowns like Viognier.

Winery: The head winemaker at Cinder cut her teeth at Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle before launching the label with her husband.

Bottle: 2010's Dry Viognier melds lush fruitiness with a lean, refreshing snap. $17;

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