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Value Reds from the Rhône, Aromatic Whites, Tuscan Treasures and Wines from the Northwest

Bruce Sanderson
Issue: October 31, 2010

As good as the wines of Chianti are, however, a number of other Tuscan reds are also worth searching out. Although the appeal of the Washington state's white wines is often overshadowed by its reds, Washington actually grows more white grapes overall, with Chardonnay edging out Cabernet Sauvignon as the leading variety. When it comes to reds from France's Rhône Valley, some of the lesser-known villages of the broad Côtes du Rhône appellation are the source of distinctive wines at affordable prices. Sometimes the best feature of a wine is its scent. If there's one thing in common among this group of Old World whites it's their alluring aromas.

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