United States

United States

There is a great deal more to American wines than California and Chardonnay, though both of these flagships still prosper and dazzle. Less well known is that the majority of states in the USA are producers of wine.

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    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Fruity, moreish and robust red with intense aromas of red berries and fruit with a hint of soft spice. Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Fruity, moreish and robust red with intense aromas of red berries and fruit with a hint of soft spice. Read More
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    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    This medium-bodied wine offers flavors of juicy blackberry cobbler, dark plum, with a lengthy finish of coconut and vanilla. Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    This medium-bodied wine offers flavors of juicy blackberry cobbler, dark plum, with a lengthy finish of coconut and vanilla. Read More
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    • Origin
    • USA
    • Oregon
    The aromatics are clearly Cabernet Franc with violet floral overtones, graphite and ripe red raspberry. The pallet is juicy, clean, fruity, but bala... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • Oregon
    The aromatics are clearly Cabernet Franc with violet floral overtones, graphite and ripe red raspberry. The pallet is juicy, clean, fruity, but bala... Read More
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    • Origin
    • USA
    • Oregon
    beautifully aromatic with apricot, tangerine peel and blossom but with a hint of Christmas spice. Cider apples predominate on the the palate but cut t... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • Oregon
    beautifully aromatic with apricot, tangerine peel and blossom but with a hint of Christmas spice. Cider apples predominate on the the palate but cut t... Read More
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    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    • Napa Valley
    This straw-coloured wine opens with a bright nose of citrus zest, young pineapple, waxy tropical flowers and freshly whipped cream with notes of almo... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    • Napa Valley
    This straw-coloured wine opens with a bright nose of citrus zest, young pineapple, waxy tropical flowers and freshly whipped cream with notes of almo... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £68.95 What is MIX6?

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    £57.46 exc VAT
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    £71.50 £59.58
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    • Napa Valley
    Brroding and intense, it has a deep, rich ruby crimson colour in the glass. Aromas of red berry, black cherry and plum are followed by notes of bay le... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    • Napa Valley
    Brroding and intense, it has a deep, rich ruby crimson colour in the glass. Aromas of red berry, black cherry and plum are followed by notes of bay le... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £56.95 What is MIX6?

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    £58.94 £49.12
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Brilliant garnet in the glass with aromas of baked cherry, hazelnut, sassafras and pennyroyal. It offers flavors of white raspberry, a turn of spring ... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Brilliant garnet in the glass with aromas of baked cherry, hazelnut, sassafras and pennyroyal. It offers flavors of white raspberry, a turn of spring ... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £45.24 What is MIX6?

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    £37.70 exc VAT
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    £50.54 £42.12
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    A White Zinfandel, light to medium-bodied with bright aromas of strawberry and watermelon. Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    A White Zinfandel, light to medium-bodied with bright aromas of strawberry and watermelon. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £8.10 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Coral pink in colour. Delicate and refreshing with soft fruit flavours of strawberries and peaches. Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Coral pink in colour. Delicate and refreshing with soft fruit flavours of strawberries and peaches. Read More
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    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    A delicious sweet rose packed with red berry fruit. Ideal on its own or with shellfish. Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    A delicious sweet rose packed with red berry fruit. Ideal on its own or with shellfish. Read More
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    18.7cl
    £2.59 £2.16
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Intense yet precise aromas of red fruit (raspberry and blackcurrant) complemented by notes of black pepper and laurel. The wine is supple and rich wit... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    Intense yet precise aromas of red fruit (raspberry and blackcurrant) complemented by notes of black pepper and laurel. The wine is supple and rich wit... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £43.56 What is MIX6?

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    £36.30 exc VAT
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    £49.60 £41.33
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    • Napa Valley
    Overture displays a vibrant garnet color with expressive aromas of fresh red fruits. Notes of bright cherry and red currant are underpinned by more ea... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    • Napa Valley
    Overture displays a vibrant garnet color with expressive aromas of fresh red fruits. Notes of bright cherry and red currant are underpinned by more ea... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £214.99 What is MIX6?

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    £179.16 exc VAT
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    £249.98 £208.32
    • Origin
    • USA ~ California
    The epitome of sophistication and elegance in a wine. This gorgeous red from the Napa Valley is bursting with floral notes of violet, lavender and ros... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA ~ California
    The epitome of sophistication and elegance in a wine. This gorgeous red from the Napa Valley is bursting with floral notes of violet, lavender and ros... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £829.50 What is MIX6?

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    £691.25 exc VAT
    Single 75cl bottle
    £863.10 £719.25
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    A delicious medium pink wine with hints of fresh strawberries and summer fruits. Candied fruit flavour is the key to its approachability and populari... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    A delicious medium pink wine with hints of fresh strawberries and summer fruits. Candied fruit flavour is the key to its approachability and populari... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £8.50 What is MIX6?

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    £7.08 exc VAT
    Single 75cl bottle
    £9.79 £8.16
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The Zinfandel grape is surely the most versatile in the world and the Napa Valley can blend Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to compete with Bordeaux.  It is a land that combines a love for experimentation with a robust knowledge of what it does well. The possibilities seem endless.

History

The USA has packed a great deal of incident into its relatively short viticultural history.  Arriving from Europe in the eighteenth century, vines were thriving by the time phylloxera struck in the late nineteenth century.  Already reeling, the industry was dealt a heavier blow by the Prohibition which prevailed from 1920-1933.  The Second World War did nothing to encourage a rebirth, but prosperity and international influence in the sixties and seventies ensured the survival and eventual explosion of winemaking in California and beyond.

The Classification System

In 1980 the USA was divided by law into over a hundred American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).  These are purely geographical, being devised around climate, topography and soil type, and no European-style rules and regulations are attached.  It is not a system that has impressed producers and, as the AVA does not appear on the label, it is largely irrelevant to the consumer.

Climate and Conditions

It is unsurprising that California dominates the American wines that we see as it accounts for over 90 per cent of production and much of the best. Sadly, it is easy for excellent and interesting wines to be elbowed off the shelves by churned out, corporate offerings that sacrifice character for consistency and whose greatest desire is not to offend. They are not, however, representative of American wine on the whole, which is as vibrant and exciting as anywhere else in the world and a delight to explore.

 

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