American Wines

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American Wines


Grapes and winemaking were brought to these shores with the English, French and Dutch colonists on the east coast and Spanish missionaries out west. There were many trials and tribulations. Struggles ranged from natural challenges, like adapting to new climates, to man-made ones, like Prohibition. Only in the 1970s did American wines begin to receive some acclaim, which led to a growth in the industry in a, some would argue, somewhat monochromatic matter. In the past couple of decades however, exciting new paths have opened in American winemaking that are definitely worth taking a look at (and a taste of). Here are some of our recommendations:

 

Whites:

Anthill Farms "Peugh Vineyard" Chardonnay 2018  -  $50

Wild Arc Farm – Riesling 2019  -  $34

Ruth Lewandowski "Naomi" 2019  -  $35

Where's Linus - Sauvignon Blanc 2019  -  $16

Kivelstadt Cellars "Mother of Invention White" 2019  -  $23

Leo Steen 'Dry Creek Valley' Chenin Blanc 2018  -  $19

 

“Orange”:

La Marea “Alternate Cut” Albariño 2019  -  $30

Wild Arc Farm “Luca” Traminette 2019  -  $29

 

Rosé:

Deux Punx - Pinot Gris Rosé 2019  -  $23

 

Reds:

Tessier Winery "Fenaughty Vineyard" Grenache 2018

Florèz Wines "Free Solo" 2019  -  $32

Liten Buffel "Perfetto Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2018  -  $26

Cruse Wine Comp. "Red Blend Monkey Jacket" 2018  -  $28

Martha Stoumen "Post Flirtation" Red 2019  -  $32

Bloomer Creek Vineyards "White Horse" Red 2018  -  $26

Populis Wine "Wabi-Sabi" Red 2019  -  $24

Standing Stone Vineyards "Farm Red"  -  $22

Montebruno - Pinot Noir 2015  -  $28

Arnot-Roberts - Trousseau 2019  -  $38

Franchere Wine Co "Cascadia" 2019  -  $23

The Fableist Wine Company - Pinot Noir 2017  -  $26

Le P'tit Paysan 'Le P'tit Pape' 2016  -  $27

Gilbert Cellars 'Left Bank' 2015  -  $29