Five Unexpected American Wine Regions
It's time to look beyond the West Coast—to these Vineyard-rich states.
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; cinderwines.com