USA Wine

"American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and traditions to these shores from the Old World. In that sense, Appellation America is over 400 years old. American wine has endured ecological, political and social hardships over the centuries, but it has evolved with each challenge.
       Up to the late 1800s, the vine thrived in America, with the epicenter of winemaking in the Midwest along the banks of the Ohio River and shores of Lake Erie. At the turn of the last century phylloxera and Prohibition would together transform the viticultural landscape of America. In the 20th century, California would emerge as America’s dominate wine state (now producing 90% of the national total), but by the dawn of the 21st century winemaking would spread to every state in the union, with grapes grown in all but four. Across the 50 states exists the world's greatest diversity of climates, and virtually every species of vine can find a niche somewhere Read more »

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Varietals Produced in USA View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Subregions of USA

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Connecticut

    Passage of the Connecticut Winery Act in 1978 sparked a rapid increase in the number of wineries ...

  • Delaware

    A new, but quickly growing wine region, Delaware's wineries sit on sandy soil and enjoy a clima...

  • Iowa

    Famous as a "corn state", Iowa has focused on growing wine grapes in recent years. Acreage under ...

  • Kentucky

      The Kentucky wine industry began in 1798 when Jean-Jacques Dufour, winemaker for the Marqu...

  • Maryland

    has been at the forefront of American viticultural research since the mid-1600s when Lord Baltim...

  • Michigan

      Michigan is one of the earliest states to have been settled and produce wine. In the 1670s...

  • Minnesota

    presents some of the greatest cold-climate challenges of any wine-producing state. Vines must of...

  • New Mexico

      Some of the earliest wine production in the United States took place in New Mexico. In 162...

  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

  • Oregon

    The history of Oregon wine-making dates back to the mid 1800s. Horticulturalist Henderson Luell...

  • Texas

    One’s immediate associations of the state of Texas most often have to do with spurred boots, te...

  • Virginia

      It’s a little known fact that wines have been produced in the state of Virginia for centur...

  • Washington

      Washington State has become the second largest wine producer in the US, however its qua...

  • Alabama

    Until recently the Alabama Native Farm Winery Act posed a major obstacle to wine enthusiasts in t...

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

    Wine has been produced in the state of Arizona for centuries. As is the story with California a...

Popular Wineries in USA View all

  • Carlo Rossi Vineyards

    Every year the Great Central Valley of California provides harvests of uniquely delicious grapes....

  • Matchbook

    This is a duplicate winery page of Matchbook Wine Company: http://www.snooth.com/winery/matchbo...

  • Livingston Cellars

    Since 1984 and 17 years, the de facto estate wine of Livingston Moffett winery has been bottled ...

  • Middle Sister

    Because we remember swim lessons and day camp and beach houses. Because we forget bad boyfriends,...

  • Ca' Momi Wines

    "Ca’ Momi” wines are named for our family home in Northern Italy. The name also pays tribute to M...

  • Barefoot Cellars

    We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot wa...

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USA on Snooth

  • Martian Parallax Mourvedre 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Martian Parallax Mourvedre 2011

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    A bit sweetly fruited on the nose with lots of licorice, dried meat, with a fine herbal background note. Bright and vivid in the mouth with terrific purity of fruit. The flavors of dark plums and blueberries are really fresh with a nice leather base note and a wonderful faint candied edge to the whole thing. This is supremely fresh and pure and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martian Ranch & Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Viognier 2012

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  • Martian Ranch & Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Viognier 2012

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    100% maloFresh and bright on the nose with honeysuckle and green lime marmalade aromas. While very supple feeling this remains bright with good acidity lending some detail to the round and opulent mouthfeel. Orange fruit with peach skin flavors dominate the palate picking up just a touch of bitterness on the long finish. This is just lovely, fr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martian Ranch & Vineyard Grenache Blanc Santa Maria Valley Mother Ship 2012

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  • Martian Ranch & Vineyard Grenache Blanc Santa Maria Valley Mother Ship 2012

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    All done in foudreA little neutral on the nose with some white almond and green orange peel aromas. Perhaps a little unctuous in the mouth, with air this does show a really lovely texture that blends richness and minerality with lots of tactile length. here, Youthful and nervous this shows a bit of concentration to the core of citrus edged gre... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah 2009

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    Funky and rich on the nose, gamier and more savory than the Mesa Reserva Syrah with a nice black olive aspect and fine briar and smoky overlay. In the mouth this shows impeccable balance, super clarity, and excellent ripeness of fruit. Earthy, gamy and deep with a soft truffle and black pepper overlay to the black cherry and wild raspberry fruit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah 2009

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  • Zaca Mesa Syrah Mesa Reserve 2009

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    21 months 80% newDark with nutty oak top notes and bitter chocolate shavings framed wild blackberry and grilled meaty fruits on the nose. Texturally this is worlds above the Eight Barrel with superb clarity on the palate with just a hint of either youthful or wood induced sweetness. Layers of slightly gamy blackberry and black plum fruits with ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zaca Mesa Syrah Mesa Reserve 2009

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