Mendoza, Argentina - Loads of sweet fruit flavors and a bit of smoky oak make it rich and easy drinking. This one's a keeper to sip all summer long. Made by Opi Sadler, of the La Mascota Winery.
Argentine wines are considered New World wines, but actually have a rich history dating back more than 400 years. Winemaking practices were spread throughout Argentina – much as they would be later, in California – by Spanish missionaries planting vines to ensure a supply of sacramental wines. Though the growing conditions around the Andes Mountains are high and dry, these settlers used and improved upon the natives' agricultural practice, which channeled melting snow and ice from the Andean peaks to irrigate the vineyards.