About White Wines from USA

About White Wines 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

White Wines

Jarvis 2019 Finch Hollow Chardonnay
96 points
A wood-driven, luxurious Chardonnay sipper that comes alive with aeration; decant or cellar.
Awards: 2021 Best Chardonnay
Weis Vineyards 2020 Winzer Select A Riesling
95 points
A rich, late harvest style Riesling with great concentration of attractive sweet fruit flavors; pair with spicy Asian dishes or cheeses for dessert.
Awards: '2022 New York Wine Classic - Best White Wine' Best Overall Riesling 2022 Best Riesling (Sweet)
Jarvis 2019 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
95 points
A silky, dreamy Napa Chardonnay with great ageability; seriously structured, expertly vinted and highest quality.
Cannonball 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
Best Buy
A very New World expression of Sauvignon Blanc with juicy, tropical fruits leaping from the glass.
94 points $16 Best Buy
Jarvis 2020 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
94 points
A very, very good Chardonnay here. Oaky but with the quality of fruit sufficient to balance and improve with age.
Ehret Family Winery 2021 Bavarian Lion Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
A inviting tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please as a sipper or table companion.
Mer et Soleil 2019  Chardonnay
94 points
Complexity abounds in this satisfying and long finishing Chardonnay.
94 points $20.95
Château Montelena 2018  Chardonnay
94 points
A Chardonnay that delivers on freshness and richness
94 points $44.95
Lloyd Cellars 2019  Chardonnay
94 points
A wonderfully rich, creamy and comforting Chardonnay to cozy up with.
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2018 Bernau Block Chardonnay
94 points
A vivacious, summer-ready Chardonnay with balance, zip, and complexity.