About Wine Cocktails from USA

About Wine Cocktails 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

Wine Cocktails

Greenhouse NV Pink Grapefruit Hard Seltzer California
91 points
White gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of club soda with lemon and lime, Pixie Stix, and grapefruit zest with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, charming, medium-length finish. A smooth-sipping Wine Seltzer with lingering grapefruit flavor.
Kringle Cream NV Latte
91 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Opaque taupe color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate milkshake, malted milk balls, shortbread, and Stroopwafel with a supple, crisp, sweet fat body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long finish conveying hints of butterscotch and white chocolate. A dreamy dessert beverage that packs decadent, creamy flavor in a wine-based cocktail.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Greenhouse NV Cucumber Basil Hard Seltzer California
90 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of sliced cucumber, sweet lime cooler, candied lemon, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish. A cool refreshing cucumber Wine Seltzer; rock solid.
Aldi NV Orange Mimosa American
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of orange zest and orange custard-style yogurt with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish with accents of tangy orange sorbet. A balanced and flavorful Mimosa that offers a delicious brunch time treat in a convenient package.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas of brown spices, tropical fruit salad, and cherry soda with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long fruit punch and orange sherbet finish with no oak flavor. A delicious, well-made Sangria that rivals homemade.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas of brown spices, tropical fruit salad, and cherry soda with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long fruit punch and orange sherbet finish. A delicious, well made sangria that rivals a homemade one.
Awards: Best Value Sangria
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Bright ruby color. Smoky, fruity aromas of grilled berries, pencil eraser, boysenberry jam on toast, and baking spices with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious and nuanced sangria with a smoky edge.
90 points $6.99
Easley NV Reggae Margarita
90 points
$6.99
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lime and herb relish, lemongrass, and sour mix with a vibrant, sweet medium body and a captivating, medium-length candied yams and apples and lime sorbet finish. A very convincing and tasty wine based margarita, salud.
90 points $6.99
Three Birds NV Lime Hard Seltzer California
88 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of club soda with lime with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, breezy finish that shows notes of hints of lemon-lime cooler and chalk with no oak flavor. A clean and citrusy Wine Seltzer that drinks effortlessly.
Three Birds NV Raspberry Hard Seltzer California
88 points
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry candies, club soda, Pixie Stix, and cotton candy with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A fun, fruity but refreshingly dry Wine Seltzer that hits the spot.