Full Review

Casa Larga

Casa Larga
2010 Fiori Barrel Aged Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Eiswein

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 19.7%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$59.99

Casa Larga
2010 Fiori Barrel Aged Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Eiswein

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 19.7%
Brilliant old gold color. Fruity, savory, umami aromas of golden raisins, honeycomb, and chicken bouillon with a round, medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long dried apricot and mango, spiced apple, and schmaltz cookie finish. A rich, meaty dessert wine that will pair nicely with cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: golden raisins, honeycomb, and chicken bouillon
Taste Flavor: dried apricot and mango, spiced apple, and schmaltz cookie
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brillat Savarin, Pound Cake, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, meaty dessert wine that will pair nicely with cheeses.

The Producer

Casa Larga Vineyards

The Producer
2287 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
USA
1 585-223-4210

Their Portfolio

89 Casa Larga 2015 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $11.99.
89 Casa Larga 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $17.99.
85 Casa Larga 2013 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.99.
89 Casa Larga 2010 Fiori Barrel Aged Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $59.99.
90 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
89 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $21.99.
88 Casa Larga 2013 Sunrise Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $24.99.
88 Casa Larga 2013 Sawmill Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $24.99.
85 Casa Larga 2015 Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
90 Casa Larga 2015 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
91 Casa Larga NV "Tramonto", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Casa Larga NV "Pallido", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga NV "Lilac Hill", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
84 Casa Larga NV "Petite Noir", Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga 2015 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
87 Casa Larga 2015 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
85 Casa Larga 2015 Microclimate, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $24.99.
89 Casa Larga 2014 American Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.99.
90 Casa Larga 2014 French Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $19.99.
89 Casa Larga 2014 Hungarian Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $18.99.
88 Casa Larga NV CLV, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $13.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Vineyard Hill, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Rose, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
84 Casa Larga 2014 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $16.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
92 Casa Larga 2013 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.8% (USA) $43.99.
81 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $13.99.
92 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $23.99.
88 Casa Larga 2016 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
83 Casa Larga NV Pallido White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
88 Casa Larga 2015 Medium-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $16.99.
90 Casa Larga 2016 Vineyard Hill, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $11.99.
86 Casa Larga 2016 Medium-Dry, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
88 Casa Larga NV Tramonto Red Blend, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
84 Casa Larga 2015 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 12.1% (USA) $47.99.
85 Casa Larga 2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Casa Larga 2016 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.

Eiswein

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Serve in a Copita
Eiswein is a highly limited German wine made from grapes that are frozen; they are usually harvest after the first frost. This is often after Christmas and can even take place after the first of the year.

An eiswein is quite lush and sweet with tremendous complexity and aging potential; fifty years is not out of the question. Because wines such as this can only be made in extreme years and because it is such a time-consuming and difficult wine to make (fermentation take many weeks to finish), it is a very expensive wine; it is not unusual to find an Eiswein priced at $100 or $150 per half-bottle.

Eiswein can be produced from a variety of grapes, from Riesling to Chardonnay. While Eiswein is most famously produced in Germany, it is also produced in Austria and the name can be used for similar wines in Canada.