In terms of color, body and flavor, Wine Spectator's Kim Marcus' trio of wine selections couldn't be more different. But they share a common ground of go-to drinkability. Most significantly, perhaps, they are also wines of arid lands, characterized by hot and dry climates in the summer months. The resulting flavors are concentrated and expressive of their origins. His picks comprise white wines from the Greek island of Santorini, reds from the Roussillon region of France and aged tawny Ports from Portugal. Each category has a fascinating story to tell and a bright future ahead.
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|2014 Editors' Picks: Off the Beaten Path|
|Oregon Chardonnay, Tasmania, Malbec Beyond Argentina|
|Tannat, Torrontés, Pinotage|
|Rueda, Vermentino, White Bordeaux|
|Cru Beaujolais, Etna Reds, Soave|
|Jura, Sherry, Mountain Rhônes|
|Sierra Foothills, U.S. Tempranillo, California Chenin Blanc|
|Mencía, Touriga Nacional, Rosé|
|Valtellina, Campania Whites, Bandol|
|Sonoma Coast, Albariño, Lake County|