About Fruit Wines from USA

About Fruit Wines from USA
The United States is one of the most important players in the wine industry. On sheer numbers alone, the US is the fourth largest country in terms of total production; but it is the outstanding quality of wines from the US that is an additional part of its worldwide prestige. While the first wines produced in the colonies date back to the late 18th century, it has only been since the mid-1960s that the US has entered the premium wine market on a large scale. California, especially Napa Valley and Sonoma County were the areas that drove the new quality movement. Other areas in California also were home to great wines; soon Washington and Oregon were home to first-class wines as well. New York State, especially the Finger Lakes are was rediscovered for its Rieslings and soon wineries started opening in states such as Texas, Virginia and North Carolina. Today, 90% of domestic premium wine is produced in California and there are several wine types that share the spotlight; these include Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Pinot Noir from Sonoma's Russian River Valley as well as Santa Barbara County and Chardonnay from several regions, such as Monterey and Sonoma County. Bordeaux-styles reds from Washington State have received great acclaim as have Oregon Pinot Noirs. Today, the United States is in an enviable position of being one of the largest producers of wine as well as one of the most celebrated.

Top Picks for USA

Fruit Wines

Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Cranberry Key
94 points
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry sauce and juice with an racy, off-dry medium body and a refreshing, long finish. A remarkably pure and vibrant cranberry wine that will be great on it’s own or in cocktails.
94 points $20.98
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Key Lime Wine
92 points
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime vinaigrette, almond cookie, and lime and coconut blossoms with an tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a compelling, long finish revealing accents of lime spritzed apple and melon and key lime pie with no oak flavor. A delicious and pure lime wine that tastes like a fine drinking vinegar.
92 points $21.98
Samson Estates NV Delilah Blueberry Wine Puget Sound
91 points
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, orange salt water taffy, cinnamon, sweet pea blossom, and eucalyptus with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a silky, appealing, breezy finish evoking notes of honey and wild berries with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicate and perfumed fruit wine that will be a really lovely afternoon libation.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Blueberry Blue
90 points
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler, berry jam on toast, and bit of perfume with an vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a delightful, long finish revealing shades of honeyed berries and sour cherries and praline with no oak flavor. A tasty, nicely balanced blueberry wine that wine be great with desserts.
90 points $22.98
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
89 points
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of pear blossom, honeydew, lime blossom, sweet aloe drink, asian pear, delicate almond sponge cake, and creme de violet with a satiny, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish. A floral and alluring fruit wine with elegant pairing possibilities.
89 points $21.98
Auburn Road NV Give Peach A Chance Peach Wine New Jersey
88 points
Best Buy
White gold color. Fruity aromas of wrapped peach fruit roll up and apricot preserves with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a medium-length apricot nectar, lime, and peach skins finish with fruit tannins. A pure fruit wine with a bit of texture that’s like biting in to summer fruit; pour it over sorbet!
88 points $12 Best Buy
Auburn Road NV Apple Wine New Jersey
86 points
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of beeswax and poached apple with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and an even, medium-length lemon zest finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A balanced apple wine with delicate flavor; serve well-chilled.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Tickle Me! NV Rhubarb Wine South Dakota
85 points
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of white strawberries and citrus, rhubarb spritz, and brewer’s yeast with a tangy, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a cheery finish evoking overtones of sour cherry with lemon zest and raisin compote. A bright and snappy fruit wine.
85 points $20.95
Samson Estates NV Delilah Blackberry Wine Puget Sound
83 points
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wrapped cherry wine gums and ripe kiwi with a lightly tannic, bright, bittersweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of plum stone with chewy, fruit tannins. A quaffable fruit wine with a rustic appeal.