About Mead from USA

About Mead 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

Mead

Batch Mead  Figment Barrel Aged Mead
94 points
$35
Rich, chocolate and red fruit pronounced, and all around bold; a dessert port substitute.
Batch Mead  Tempest Sweet Mead
93 points
$28
Positively delightful; sweet, tart, sparkling, and with vibrant tropical fruit, this is truly nectar of the Gods.
Door Peninsula Winery  Cherry Buzz Honey Mead Door County
92 points
$11
Best Buy
Exactly what you expect of a cherry honey wine; juicy from start to finish.
92 points $11 Best Buy
Martin Brothers  Wildflower Honey Mead
92 points
$27
A powerful and strong mead with tremendous floral notes; enjoy with maple glazed ham.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Traditional Mead
Chaucer’s  Sparkling Mead
90 points
$5
Best Buy
A fruity, joyous sparkling mead with complex notes of flowers, citrus and spices.
Awards: 2021 Best Value Mead
90 points $5 Best Buy
Batch Mead  Viking Mjod Barrel Aged Mead
89 points
$25
Herbaceous and inviting and rich yet lively on the palate; lovely.
Martin Brothers  High Oak Orange Blossom Mead Batch #5
89 points
$32
Spectacular clarity of floral, dry orange with a formable body without losing a light touch that keeps it engaging.
Martin Brothers  Orange Blossom Mead
89 points
$30
A bright and citrusy mead that enervates and delights.
Chaucer’s  Pomegranate Mead
88 points
$16
An interesting savory undertone adds depth to this Melomel.
Honeywood  Blackberry Mead
88 points
$14
A nice berry flavored mead that is sure to please after dinner.