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American Red Wine

American reds are some of the best kept secrets of the new world.

The sunny climate of California and its white and pink grapes have – over the last twenty years – become widely enjoyed all over the world.

However, America has some of the best temperatures and growing conditions for a myriad of red grapes to flourish, juicy and delicious.

But American red wine is not just about California. States like Oregon and
Washington have helped to create the best and boldest reds from the United States.

What makes America so fundamentally different from the rest of the world, and by freely using blending methods to mix different grapes, the creation of some of the most drinkable and delicious wines are discussed with honesty and with the technical precision which European wines don’t, and the favours are not impacted in the least.

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Region and Climate

With California, as mentioned before, the warmer climates are perfect for early harvesting and for grapes that are tart and acidic. For fans of cooler climate red wine, Washington and Oregon are the states to look for, as they are dark, rich and full bodied.

For bold:

The best and- brightest American reds, in my opinion are the Beringer California

Cabernet Sauvignon (vintage 2012) and Boom Boom Washington State Syrah

2012. Both from the west coast and from completely different climates, both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are expertly created and blended to create a rich and full bodied drinkable wine. Cabernet is undoubtedly more popular of the  two, as the most drinkable and widely exported grape.

For best:

America is the absolute king producer of Zinfandel. Like Port and Portugal, if you want to buy an American red, then Zinfandel is the most individual choice.

Light and almost blush-like in colour, this unlikely sweet and light overtones can really hit the spot in the summer months.

Pair with fruit cocktails, BBQ food and serve on special occasions. Try M Signature Zinfandel 2012 as a summer starter in wine.

Andrew Wills 2012 Sorella is another lighter wine synonymous with the US and their vineyards, make sure to serve tepid or chilled, and with summer food.

For everything else:

Blends from the USA are widely talked about and great way of producing highly exportable red wine.

Try the Turner Road Cabernet Merlot 2012, it’s a berry rich and dark but drinkable way of enjoying American red wine.

With an oaky and smooth overtone, this is perfectly paired with pork, creamy sauce chicken dishes and lighter red meat dishes.

Also try Rockus Bockus 2013, as another blended red which serves as an amazing accompaniment to steak and chips.

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Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

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