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Frost Bitten

Frost Bitten
2018 Ice Wine, Riesling, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 17%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Cellar Selection

Frost Bitten
2018 Ice Wine, Riesling, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 17%
Brilliant old gold color. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, candied pineapple, baked pear, beeswax, allspice, and magnolia with a round, lively, very sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of lychees and peaches in syrup with no oak flavor. A juicy, singing ice wine that will have you coming back for more.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried apricot, candied pineapple, baked pear, beeswax, allspice, and magnolia
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lychees and peaches in syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, singing ice wine that will have you coming back for more.

The Producer or Importer

JZ Wine Company

The Producer or  Importer
141 Filly Lane
Northfield, OH 44067
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.