America's Best Sweet Wines

Sweet Wines of the USA

America’s winemakers from California to Virginia are producing some of the finest sweet wines on the market. We tasted hundreds of sweet wines for Report #27 Sweet Wines of the World and found a number of American wines that rank among the best in the world. Below we present the International Wine Review’s Ten Best American Sweet Wines. The top ten include wines from California, Oregon, New York, and Virginia. American sweet wines are made from a large number of grapes-- Roussane, Trousseau Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, several types of Muscat, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Petit Manseng, and others. They’re also made in six different styles: [1] wines made from botrytis affected grapes, [2] wines made from dried grapes, [3] late harvest wines, [4] low alcohol Muscat, [5] icewine, and [6] fortified reds. Analyses of these and other sweet wine styles can be found in the full report, which is available online. Our Tasting Notes and Ratings on all the American sweet wines that we tasted are given below, organized by wine style.

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