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
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Peach California
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light silvery straw color. Floral, tropical aromas of peach-mango sorbet, coconut milk, and honeysuckle with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, refreshing, long honeyed apricot and peach cobbler finish with no oak flavor. A delicious peach-flavored wine with rich, natural tasting flavor.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Peach California
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light silvery straw color. Floral, tropical aromas of peach-mango sorbet, coconut milk, and honeysuckle with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, long honeyed apricot and peach cobbler finish with no oak flavor. A delicious peach flavored wine with rich natural tasting flavor.
91 points $9.99 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
Sutter Home NV Fruit Infusions Tropical Pineapple California
88 points
$7
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of canned peach, fresh pineapple, lychee, and candied banana with a supple, lively, sweet light body and an effortless, brisk pineapple skin, lemon candy, and banana runts candies finish with no oak flavor. A refreshing and balanced pineapple-forward wine for before or after a meal.
88 points $7 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pineapple California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe mango, peach yogurt, and pineapple smoothie with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a smooth, refreshing, carefree candied tangerine, sweet tea, and agave nectar finish with no oak flavor. A tropical sparkler that will be a very fun brunch soiree beverage of choice.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pineapple California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe mango, peach yogurt, and pineapple smoothie with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a smooth, refreshing, breezy candied tangerine, sweet tea, and agave nectar finish with no oak flavor. A tropical sparkler that will be a very fun brunch soiree beverage of choice.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green apple, peach candies, strawberry popsicle, and coconut lifesavers with a satiny, sharp, fizzy, sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A fun peach bubbly quaffer for sweet tooths.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green apple, peach candies, strawberry popsicle, and coconut lifesavers with a satiny, sharp, fizzy, sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A fun peach bubbly quaffer for sweet tooths.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy