Next Great Wine Regions
These bottles come from underrated regions that are poised to hit big.
2008 Vin du Lac Lehm Dry Riesling ($25)
Washington's Lake Chelan region is making a bid to become the next great US Riesling source.
2008 Becker Vineyards Viognier ($15)
Try wine from your home state (like Texas, the source of this succulent Viognier).
2008 Yarden Odem Vineyard Organic Chardonnay ($18)
Israeli wines have soared in quality in the past decade.
2007 Murgo Sparkling ($29)
Sicily's Mt. Etna is one of Italy's most intriguing regions.
2006 Elyse Vineyards C'est Si Bon ($28)
California's Sierra Foothills AVA is making news with wines like this spicy red.
2009 Sergio Mottura Poggio Della Costa ($18)
The Lazio region around Rome has become home to some of Italy's best white wines, like this tropical-scented Grechetto, but few people know thatyet.
2006 Dominio do Bibei Lalama ($38)
Spain's Ribeira Sacra regionin the mountainous far-eastern reaches of Galiciaproduces thrilling reds from steep vineyards perched high above the Miño and Sil Rivers.
2005 Chateau Lagrezette Zette Malbec ($12)
If you love Malbec, try the original: Winemakers in France's Cahors were making great Malbec when Argentina was still ruled by the Incas.
2007 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon ($28)
The Red Hills Lake County AVA is producing Napa-quality Cabernet at far-less-than-Napa prices.
2009 Bodega Chacra Barda Pinot Noir ($30)
In Argentina's far-southern reaches, Patagonia may be the most remote yet promising new Pinot Noir region in the world.
2007 Herdade do Esporão Reserva Red ($22)
Good red wine from Portugal isn't limited to the Douro Valley. Try this cherry-rich blend of native grapes from Alentejo.
2007 Clos La Chance Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay ($22)
The Santa Cruz Mountains may be the most underrated region in California.
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