About Flavored Wine from USA

About Flavored Wine 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

Flavored Wine

Grove Selections NV Pomegranate New Mexico
91 points
$11
Best Buy
Medium ruby garnet color. Aromas of cinnamon stick, anise, red cherry, amaro, wild herbs, and wild flowers with a satiny, lively, petillant, sweet medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length blackberry, black cherry, black berry, red cherry cola, prunes, and mint leaves finish with fine, soft tannins and no oak flavor. A slightly sweet red with a vermouth-like herbal quality; try as an aperitif or digestif.
Awards: 2021 Best Flavored Wine
91 points $11 Best Buy
AgaVida NV Mango Agave Wine California
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas of ripe mango, marmalade, and peach preserves with a supple, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy apricot-mango yogurt finish. A sweet, fizzy, peachy refresher.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Oliver NV Cherry Moscato Indiana
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale salmon color. Aromas and flavors of apricot nectar, honeysuckle, and ripe pear with a soft, lively, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, brief finish with notes of strawberry italian ice and fresh lime with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fruity, buoyant sipper for those who enjoy the sweeter things.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Oliver NV Lemon Moscato Indiana
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of ginger ale, vanilla, and lily of the valley with a soft, tangy, sweet light body and a smooth, short finish displaying notes of candied lemon and lime sherbet with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Pops of floral nuance add interest to this sweet Muscat.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Sunshine Bliss NV Sweet Strawberry Flavored Wine California
87 points
$4
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry watermelon and strawberry kiwi with a round, soft, fruity sweet medium body and a medium-length finish evoking accents of watermelon jolly ranchers and strawberry hard candies. A fun, fruity, candied beverage for summer afternoons.
87 points $4 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV Sweets Tropical Flavored White Wine American
87 points
$3
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of guava and dragon fruit, fresh grass clippings, old lady floral perfume, and grilled pineapple and country time lemonade mix with an soft, fruity medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length finish that shows overtones of juicy fruit gum, peach rings, and white flowers with no oak flavor. A light, bright, softly fruity white that would make a nice spritzer or icy sip on a hot dry day.
87 points $3 Best Buy
AgaVida NV Peach Agave Wine California
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of sour peach gummies with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, breezy peach tea and ripe summer peach finish. A tasty peach refresher with a natural vibe.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Sutter Home NV Fruit Infusions Tropical Pineapple California
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of mango and cream paleta, key lime sorbet, and green apple candies with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A fruity and bright Flavored Wine that’s never too sweet.
87 points $7 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of peach gummies, white flowers, honey, and green apple with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, snappy apricot sorbet finish. A lively, candied, peachy sparkler that brings the fun.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Sunshine Bliss NV Sweet Peach Flavored Wine California
86 points
$4
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of elderflower, peach gummi rings, and candied pineapple blossom with a glycerous, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-long finish with touches of peach and apricot, artificial pineapple, and candied flowers. A fruity and sweet cocktail-y wine; try this with a London Dry Gin and soda.
86 points $4 Best Buy