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

Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé Finger Lakes
96 points
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery pink color. Aromas of strawberry and watermelon granitas, banana-rhubarb tart, and bramble with a fat body and a very long cherry-orange relish, spiced apple, rose petals, and red licorice whip finish. A vibrantly delicious Rose that whets the appetite and satisfies the soul; a benchmark for New York rose.
Awards: '2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Pink Wine' 2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Rosé (0 to 2% RS)
96 points $19 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé Zweigelt
95 points
Dark steely pink color. Aromas of honeyed strawberries, triple cream cheese, sourdough toast points, and honeycomb with a fat body and a very long cherry and rhubarb compote and watermelon finish. A rich and savory Rose that will be absolutely perfect for cheese platters.
Mercer Estates 2021 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé Grenache
95 points
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry salad, pickled melon, dainty dried flowers, and hint of bubblegum with a round, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long finish that shows accents of cherry and watermelon sorbet with no oak flavor. A beautiful, round and juicy, fruit-packed rose that is deliciously pleasing.
95 points $15 Best Buy
William Heritage 2021 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
94 points
Amber salmon color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry cream, raspberry nougat, strawberry watermelon juice, and cucumber with a silky, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that shows accents of red sweet tarts candies, watermelon hard candy, and tomato vine with no oak flavor. A pleasant and approachable berry-forward Rose to sip all day.
Rodney Strong 2021 Rosé Russian River Valley
93 points
Amber beige color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom honey, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, and peach gardenia and pear with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, subtle, medium-length finish that exhibits shades of candied pink grapefruit, blood orange, and lemon grass and thai basil. A crisp and highly drinkable Rose to pair with grilled salmon or tuna.
Duck Pond 2021 Rosé Oregon
93 points
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Unusual aromas and flavors of strawberry, red delicious apple, raspberry, and rose petal with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, eccentric, agreeable finish with overtones of strawberries in milk, watermelon, and blood orange. A complex and enjoyable surprise of a rose with zippy acid that makes this a great summer sipper.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Portlandia 2021 Rosé Columbia Valley
93 points
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of banana gelato and melon balls with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish with touches of strawberries in vanilla cream with no oak flavor. A sleek, rich and delicious rose that is bursting with fruit and is sure to please.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Vezer Family Vineyard 2021 Blue Victorian Suisun Valley
93 points
Reddish amber color. Attractive aromas of dried strawberries and cherries and raspberry blossoms with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long green apple and blood orange relish, spiced watermelon, and minerals finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nicely layered, vibrant and elegant rose that is like Spring in a glass.
William Heritage 2021 Estate Reserve Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
92 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, plum, and vanilla and roasted fruit with a round, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish that shows notes of red berries and red apple, green herbs, and pink grapefruit with leafy tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious berry and citrus forward Rose that will show best paired with some foods and make for a great partner around the grill.
Penns Woods 2021 Rose Pennsylvania
92 points
Pink color. Aroma of ramps with a dry full body and a long watermelon, fresh ramps, and oyster shell finish with no oak flavor. A dry Provençal style rose to pair with both good times and great friends.