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 2020 Noble Select Riesling
95 points
$109
A delicious, round and welcoming sweet wine that will be fantastic with cheeses and desserts.
Weis Vineyards 2019 Ice Wine Riesling
95 points
$59
A bright and juicy ice wine with mouthwatering acidity for spicy foods or cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Best Ice Wine
City Winery 2020 Vin De Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard Riesling
94 points
$28
An unctuous, balanced, and delicious sweet wine that will be great with desserts and cheeses.
Weis Vineyards 2017 Ice Wine Riesling
94 points
$59
A delicious, spot-on ice wine with great flavor, balance, and intensity; will be excellent with cheese plates.
Chateau Chantal 2020 Estate Ice Wine Old Mission Peninsula
93 points
$90
Grab the bleu cheese with the fruit and nut platter; this is a wonderful dessert wine in the finest European tradition.
Wagner Vineyards 2021 Ice Riesling
92 points
$29
A juicy and satisfying dessert wine with great flavor and balance.
Awards: 2023 New York Wine Classic - Best Iced Wine Frozen After Harvest
Wagner Vineyards 2022 Ice Vidal
92 points
$29
A juicy and toothsome sweet wine with fine balance and style.
End Of The Road Winery NV All That Crazz Cranberry & Raspberry Wine Michigan
92 points
$14
Best Buy
A pure and mouthwatering fruit wine that will be very versatile; pair with desserts, cocktails, and spicy foods.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Chateau Chantal NV Cerise Fortified Cherry Dessert Wine Montmorency Tart Cherry
92 points
$30
A robust and snappy cherry fruit wine with a stimulating peppery finish.
Stone Hill Winery NV  Concord
91 points
$10
Best Buy
This sweet red is spiked grape juice; you just can't hate a tasty juice box.
91 points $10 Best Buy