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

Martin Brothers  Lucerne Blossom Mead
93 points
$27
Brilliant yellow color. Aromas of Botan rice candy, peach gummies, hints of anise, and spearmint with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long nougat, orange marmalade and honey on toast, and tonka bean finish. An elegant, appealing Mead for the connoisseur’s table.
Liquid Alchemy Beverages  Ground & Tapped Mead
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cold brew coffee, hint of honeyed peach, and cigar ash with a satiny, shy, fruity medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish revealing notes of honeycomb, soy latte with honey, cocoa powder, and coffee ice cream finish. A round and pleasant coffee mead that is sure to please, try with desserts.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Oran Mor  Aphrodites Obsession Mead
93 points
$30
Tomato bisque color. Complex, interesting aromas and flavors of tomato bisque with creme fraiche and fried sage, chocolate craisins, seared kobe beef teriyaki, and cherry hibiscus mint tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long finish with impressions of chocolate mint cookie, sarsaparilla, and sautéed shiitakes with cocktail bitters finish. A unique and somewhat Promethean flavor ride, jump on board.
Martin Brothers  Wildflower Mead
92 points
$26
Yellow color. Aromas of dried rose, hibiscus, coconut, celery seed, lilac, and croissant with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, intricate, medium-long beeswax, hints of anise, and dried banana finish. A complex, character-rich Mead that embraces its wild nature.
Bee d’Vine NV Brut X Honey Wine
92 points
$77
Light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of sage, dried pineapple, ripe peach, chestnut honey, and petrol with a silky, bright, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows accents of beeswax and carnation. A balanced, vinous and food-friendly Mead with wide appeal.
Colorado Honey Wines  Romantic Traveler
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Copper garnet color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries and cherries, spiced nuts, cocktail bitters, and sassafras with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish revealing notes of cherry cola, sarsaparilla, cinchona, and pine cone finish. A soft and spicy mead that drinks a bit like sangria.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Martin Brothers  Dry Wildflower Mead
91 points
$25
Light gold color. Aromas of orange blossom, saffron, toasted almonds, whipped cream, and tangerine with a velvety, soft, fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-length farmers cheese and dried apricot finish. A rich, undulating Mead best for the winter table.
Martin Brothers  Orange Blossom Mead
91 points
$30
Brilliant gold color. Aromas of orange zest, triple sec, gooseberry, and pink grapefruit with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, brisk honeycomb on toast finish. A hugely fragrant Mead with similarities to Sauvignon Blanc’s aromatics, with a velvety, nectar-like palate that will elevate the meal.
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2018 04 Mead
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fruity, spicy, artificial aromas and flavors of baked peach, orange blossoms, ginger ale, and wintergreen with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish imparting nuances of spiced apple and pear, quince, floral honey on plantain, and lemon curd finish. A pure and flavorful, aperitif-style mead with a nice balance of delicate orange and traditional mead flavors.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery NV Wildberry Nectar Mead
91 points
$16.95
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aroma and flavors of bing cherry with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of cola, black tea with cream, mint, and cacao nib finish. A pinot noir lover’s mead with elegant cherry notes, memorable texture, and delicate earthiness.
91 points $16.95 Best Buy