About Rosé Wine from USA

About Rosé 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

Rosé Wine

Trestoria 2018 Rosé California
92 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of cherry candies, caramel drizzled strawberries, and dried rose petal with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, easy summer tomato, watermelon, and nectarine finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A never-watery, lengthy rose with delicate hints of rose and strawberry.
92 points $5.99 Best Buy
William Heritage 2020 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
91 points
$24
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of cherry preserves and green apples with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, medium-length strawberry-rhubarb pie finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, plush rose with ripe, summer fruit flavors.
White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
91 points
$29
Bright pink coral color. Attractive aromas of cranberry, thyme, and lavender with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length watermelon, spritz of tangerine, and lemongrass finish with no oak flavor. A rose with lovely round texture and a Francophone vibe that is sure to delight the rose lover.
Corner 103 2020 Rosé Pinot Noir
91 points
$30
Light coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of warm strawberry jam, thyme, and hints of pastry with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, charming, medium-length finish that exhibits touches of pink peppercorns and pastry cream with no oak flavor. A juicy, full-flavored Rosé with a sophisticated fruit profile.
South Coast 2020 Grenache Noir Rosé Temecula Valley
91 points
$19
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, baked raspberries, sugared rhubarb, hints of peppermint, and orange marmalade with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, stimulating, long finish with accents of peony blossom and watermelon with no oak flavor. An instantly appealing Rosé with a lengthy and satisfying finish.
Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Kelsi Kreek Rosé Grenache
91 points
$33
Steely orange color. Aromas of red apple, under-ripe cherry, rose buds, and nectarine with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-length watermelon and thyme finish with no oak flavor. A serious wine for the discerning Rosé lover.
White Horse Winery 2020 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
90 points
$20
Clear salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of cherries and fresh peeled oranges with a lean, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with accents of ruby red grapefruit and crushed stones with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Lifted red fruits and citrus abound with a pleasantly drying, crushed stone finish.
Carter Estate 2020 Private Reserve Rosé South Coast
90 points
$22
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of sweet cherry, ripe watermelon, tarragon, and basil with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with notes of blood orange with no oak flavor. A fresh, round and fruity California Rosé that hits the spot.
Cedar Mountain 2019 Ghielmetti Vineyard Rosé Livermore Valley
90 points
$23
Pale orange salmon color. Elegant aromas and flavors of cassis, sassafras, tonka bean cream, and ripe summer tomato with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of rose hips with no oak flavor. A distinctive and juicy Rosé for the table and beyond.
Grgich Hills 2020 Estate Grown Rosé Napa Valley
90 points
$25
Pale khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream, ripe sliced peaches, hints of cucumber melon, and raspberry tart with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long finish manifesting shades of tarragon with no oak flavor. A complex, concentrated and lengthy Rosé that sings.