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Frost Bitten

Frost Bitten
2015 Ice Wine, Riesling, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$14.00
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'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Dessert Wine $15 and Under' Best Value US Dessert Wine Exceptional Value

Frost Bitten
2015 Ice Wine, Riesling, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
Golden straw color. Attractive, fruity, creamy aromas and flavors of spicy peach compote, flan, and pineapple cake with a velvety, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, long candied apricot, mango sorbet, and acacia honey finish with no oak. A delicious, mouthwatering dessert wine rivaling some of America’s best at a price that is hard to beat.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spicy peach compote, flan, and pineapple cake
Taste Flavor: candied apricot, mango sorbet, and acacia honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, mouthwatering dessert wine rivaling some of America's best at a price that is hard to beat.
The Producer or Importer

JZ Wine Company

The Producer or  Importer
631 Chesnut Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
USA
1 330-945-6668
Ice Wine
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Serve in a Copita
Ice Wine is a dessert wine that is made from frozen grapes that are harvested very late, anywhere from December to early March. At peak, these frozen grapes have at harvest, a water content in which 80% remains as frozen crystals. Fermentation takes months to complete.

Ice wine is made from white and red grapes, primarily Riesling as well as Vidal, while Cabernet Franc is the leading red variety. Most examples of ice wine are still, but there are also sparkling versions produced.

Canada is a major producer of Ice Wine, most notably in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Residual sugar is quite high (about 150 grams per liter, similar to Sauternes from France), but since the acidity is usually high, ice wines do not taste overly sweet.

Ideal consumption time is from eight to ten years; these are best enjoyed on their own or with blue cheeses.