USA Wine to Add to your Collection

USA Wine you Need to be Drinking Now


California accounts for nearly 90 percent of the wine made in the United States—but you’ll find that USA wine is currently being produced in each of the 50 states. It’s no wonder then that the USA is currently the fourth-largest wine producing nation in the world—just behind France, Italy, and Spain. With so many choices, where do you start with USA wine? For help, we turn to sales associates Heather Gordon, Erik Guzinski, Omari Wheat, Josh Mizrahi, Bambi Ray, and assistant wine buyer Laura Mooney.

Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs – 2010
This golden-colored sparkler has fresh fruit aromas of apricot, peach, and pear. On the palate, you get flavors of freshly-baked pastries, candied mango, and vanilla. The initial taste of this USA wine is crisp with bright, mouthwatering acidity and followed by a long finish. -HG

Duck Walk Blueberry Port
Duck Walk has made a luscious, full-bodied dessert wine that is a surefire crowd-pleaser. And this USA wine is locally made: Duck Walk is a mainstay of the Long Island wine scene. Sip it after dinner, or pour some on vanilla ice cream and top it with a bourbon-soaked cherry for a sumptuous treat! -EG

Bedell Cellars Cabernet Franc, North Fork – 2014
With a USA wine like this, why not keep it local! Riding somewhere between modern and classic, this lean and fresh-yet-juicy Cabernet Franc from Long Island seems to go great with every season and every occasion. Drink with grilled vegetables, hearty meats, or on its own. -OW

Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly Rosé – 2015
Gamay lovers rejoice! The El Dorado county soils in which this wine’s fruit is grown in are among the only in California that contain granite. This small-production USA wine is tasty and refreshing—with notes of cranberry and pomegranate. Don’t miss it! -BR

Matias Pinot Noir, Soberans Vineyard – 2013
Thanks to its cool climate, the Santa Lucia Highlands in the perfect place to make exquisite Pinot Noir. This USA wine is rich and silky on the palate with brilliant black cherry and pomegranate flavors. Complex and delicious, this is a great choice for duck or Cornish hen. -LM

Eminence Road “Elizabeth Vineyard” Gewurztraminer – 2013
The winemakers at Eminence Road are a mom and pop team based in the Finger Lakes of New York. Their Gewürztraminer is a USA wine that’s full of flavor and heady aromas, but thankfully not sweet! These flavors work well with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. -LM