Tour Wine Country: Beautiful Wineries Across the Nation
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Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.
Wine to try: Biltmore Century White — A semisweet blend including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat Canelli, featuring fragrant aromas of roses and fresh mint.
South Coast Winery & Resort, Temecula, Calif.
Wine to try: 2004 Wild Horse Peak Cab, Thunderbolt Block — A unique light-berry cassis with herbal notes and smooth, round tannins.
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, Ore.
Wine to try: 2009 Estate Pinot Noir — A rich, complex red with aromas of baked apples, cherry, pie spices and brown sugar.
Blue Sky Vineyards, Makanda, Ill.
Wine to try: Norton — A bold full-bodied red made from American Norton grapes with aromas of cedar and berry flavors.
Wollersheim Winery, Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Wine to try: Prairie Blush — A glowing pink bright, fruity blush reminiscent of citrus, pink grapefruit and red currant.
Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro, Hector, N.Y.
Wine to try: 2011 "Circle" Label Riesling — A crisp and balanced white with peach, apricot, mango and pineapple that lingers throughout.
Vivác Winery, Dixon, N.M.
Wine to try: 2008 Refosco — A unique dry red with aromas of watermelon, sweet peas, pomegranate and a hint of earthy vanilla from French oak barrels.
Montaluce Winery & Estates, Dahlonega, Ga.
Wine to try: 2010 Montaluce Risata — A bright red with hints of cherry blossom, watermelon, strawberries and cream, with a crisp finish.
Jarvis Winery, Napa, Calif.
Wine to try: 2008 Will Jarvis' Science Project — A fruity Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend born from an eighth grade science project by the owners' son.
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, Dundee, Ore.
Wine to try: 2009 Winderlea Reserve Pinot Noir — A bold yet warm vintage balanced with red and black fruit, plum notes, baking spices and clove aromas.
Sparkman Cellars, Woodinville, Wash.
Wine to try: 2009 Stella Mae — A rich, fruity blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a perfume of cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate.
Becker Vineyards, Stonewall, Texas
Wine to try: 2009 Canada Res Cab — A simple, minimal-manipulation Cabernet Sauvignon with a lively concentration of fruit and herbal notes.
Vance Vineyard and Winery, Fredericktown, Mo.
Wine to try: Mollie — A soft, dry red with notes of cherry and touches of pepper and spice.
The Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, Va.
Wine to try: 2008 Governor's White — A fruity, semi-dry blend good for all seasons.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville, Wash.
Wine to try: 2008 Col Solare — A rich, full-flavored vintage Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with aromatic cassis, black fruit, tobacco and a silky finish.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Dahlonega, Ga.
Wine to try: 2011 Brut Rose — A delicate, sparkling rose wine with red berry flavors and a light salmon color.
WillaKenzie Estate, Yamhill, Ore.
Wine to try: 2009 Pinot Noir Aliette — A medium- to full-bodied wine showing kirsch, cranberry, pie cherries, dried flowers with a touch of warm cinnamon, aromatic of pink peppercorn and rose petals.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, Calif.
Wine to try: 2007 Archimedes — A dark, smooth blend of Alexander Valley and Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with a complex flavor mix of black plums, wild berries, licorice, vanilla and spices.
Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery, Washingtonville, N.Y.
Wine to try: Brotherhood Winery Blanc de Blancs — A dry yet soft, crisp sparkling wine made from 100 percent Hudson Valley Chardonnay grapes.
Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Wine to try: 2011 Reserve Riesling — An off-dry wine harvested at peak ripeness with aromas of lime zest, honeysuckle and tree fruits.
Arrington Vineyards, Arrington, Tenn.
Wine to try: Stag's White 2010 — A dry Tennessee Vidal Blanc blend with nectarine, green apple and citrus fruit flavors aromatic of fruit cocktail.
Duchman Family Winery, Driftwood, Texas
Wine to try: 2010 Vermentino — A complex white with a burst of citrus and a delicate flowery aroma, perfect for Texas heat.