Of course California is the "go to" state with around 98% of American wine exports hailing from there, but there are notable wines on offer from other states such as Oregon, gaining a world class reputation for Pinot Noir and Virginia, where whites like Viognier come into their own.
Here's my selection of what to enjoy...
It's a very spicy wine which is full flavoured enough to stand up to such hearty fare, yet surprisingly only 13.5% abv - pretty light for a Zin. It's £22.99 from Alfred the Grape, so a little indulgent for a midweek treat, but with good tannin structure this should keep well on the wine rack for a few years and result in something even more awesome. Just a pity I had no will power!
I've reviewed this back in November so I'll keep it simple. This is probably the Chardonnay I buy the most frequently. As well as the benefit of being organic, it's got just the right amount of oak to provide body and vanilla without overpowering the fruit.