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From Albariño to Viognier

A spectrum of California whites offers a range of styles and flavors
MaryAnn Worobiec
Issue: June 15, 2010

For wine lovers searching for something different from the Golden State, there's a growing number of white wines to be found if you're willing to look beyond the big two of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Representing a variety of grape types-including the Rhône whites (Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc), Riesling, Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris), and more unusual varieties such as Albariño and Verdelho-these wines are on the upswing in terms of both quality and availability.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 25, 2010.

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