Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2015 Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Atlantic County

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: 10.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Tomasello
2015 Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Atlantic County

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: 10.5%
Bright gold color. Aromas of golden raisins, sunflower, cheddar scone, and pineapple upside down cake with a round, crisp, very sweet medium body and a peppery, amusing, medium-length caramel, lychee, dried apricot, and peppercorns finish. A zesty ice wine, perfect for pairing with fruit desserts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: golden raisins, sunflower, cheddar scone, and pineapple upside down cake
Taste Flavor: caramel, lychee, dried apricot, and peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Berry Cobbler, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty ice wine, perfect for pairing with fruit desserts.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
P.O. Box 440
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-561-0567

Their Portfolio

92 Palmaris 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $40.00.
84 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Palmaris 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $40.00.
84 Palmaris 2015 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Outer Coastal Plain 12.65% (USA) $25.00.
87 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $30.95.
88 Tomasello 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $29.95.
92 Tomasello 2013 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain 11.8% (USA) $18.95.
87 Tomasello 2014 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $18.95.
86 Tomasello 2015 Rkatsiteli, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $15.95.
91 Tomasello 2015 Palmaris Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $24.95.
88 Tomasello 2014 Palmaris Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $30.00.
84 Tomasello 2015 Palmaris Reserve, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
87 Tomasello 2013 Palmaris Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $40.00.
93 Tomasello 2014 Palmaris Reserve, Petit Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $30.95.
90 Tomasello 2015 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $18.95.
93 Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Wine 11% (USA) $12.95.
89 Tomasello NV Cherry Wine 9% (USA) $12.95.
91 Tomasello NV Blueberry Wine 11% (USA) $12.95.
94 Tomasello NV Cranberry Wine 9% (USA) $12.95.
88 Tomasello NV Pomegranate Wine 10% (USA) $12.95.
86 Tomasello NV Blueberry Forte 18% (USA) $12.95.
92 Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
90 Tomasello NV Cherry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
88 Tomasello NV Blueberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
92 Tomasello NV Cranberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
88 Tomasello 2015 Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Atlantic County 13.7% (USA) $28.00.
88 Tomasello NV Blackberry Moscato, New Jersey 6.5% (USA) $13.95.

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.