About Dessert Wines from USA

About Dessert 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

Dessert Wines

Weis Vineyards 2019 Ice Wine Riesling
95 points
A bright and juicy ice wine with mouthwatering acidity for spicy foods or cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Best Ice Wine
Weis Vineyards 2017 Ice Wine Riesling
94 points
A delicious, spot-on ice wine with great flavor, balance, and intensity; will be excellent with cheese plates.
Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Ice Wine Chambourcin
94 points
An outstanding expression of Chambourcin; this is a great wine to let the grape's best characters shine.
Awards: 2021 Best Ice Wine
Parallel 44 2021 Pink Frosting Sweet Rosé Frontenac Gis
92 points
Best Buy
A delicious sweet wine with refreshing acid; would make a fun summer Sangria.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Sweet Wine
92 points $19 Best Buy
Stone Hill Winery NV  Concord
91 points
Best Buy
This sweet red is spiked grape juice; you just can't hate a tasty juice box.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Grgich Hills 2018 Violetta Napa Valley
91 points
A rich and nicely layered late harvest wine from Napa.
Tomasello 2020 Epilogue Ice Wine Riesling
90 points
A velvety and delicious ice wine that will rule with desserts and cheeses.
Quady 2020 Electra White Moscato
90 points
A vibrantly delicious and concentrated dessert wine that will be a fine end to a rich meal.
Quady 2020 Electra Red Moscato
89 points
A berry-laden palate follows a honey-kissed nose in the sweet but sophisticated Moscato sipper.
Stone Hill Winery NV Raspberry Flavored Wine Missouri
88 points
Best Buy
A fun and interesting fruit candy of a wine to keep away from the kids.
88 points $14 Best Buy