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95 • Treleaven 2011 EIS Late Harvest, Riesling, Cayuga Lake $34.99/375 ml.
Lustrous golden amber color. Aromas of dried peach, waxy honeycomb, and golden raisins with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a orange blossom honey, pepper and caramelized pear accented finish. A superb dessert wine. (tasted on Jun-13-2013)
93 • Frost Bitten 2012 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley $12.99/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of peach yogurt, poached peach, and nougat with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, golden raisin, apple sauce, and grassy earth finish. A delicious, well balanced dessert wine for all occasions. (tasted on Jul-09-2013)
93 • Schug 2012 Late Harvest, Riesling, Lake County $30/375 ml.
Pure golden color. Aromas of dusty golden raisin, dried peach, and mango-carrot chutney with a fruit sweet medium body and a long, honeyed apricot and delicate smoky mineral finish. Very nicely balanced and not too sweet. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)
89 • G. Marquis 2010 "The Silver Line", Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $32.95/200 ml.
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of golden raisin, dried peaches, lychee, honey and delicate spice with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy tangerine sorbet accented finish. Seamlessly balanced. (tasted on Jun-03-2013)
86 • Claar 2012 Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley $22. LIVE Salmon-Safe, LIVE Certified Sustainable
Silvery straw yellow color. Lightly musky aromas of spiced peaches, leather, and golden raisins with a soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an apple-pear cider and orange sorbet accented finish. A pleasant, understated dessert wine. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
85 • Barefoot NV Riesling, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw silver color. Aromas of lemon and apple sauce with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy peach sorbet accented finish. (tasted on Jul-09-2013)
82 • Turning Leaf 2011 Sweet Riesling, California $8.
Aromas of sliced apples and pears, nut brittle, and straw with a soft, fruity sweet light body and a tangy peach yogurt finish. (tasted on Jul-09-2013)
99 • Proidl 2009 Trockenbeerenauslese, Riesling Vom Urgestein, Niederösterreich $32.99/375 ml.
Beautiful golden amber color. Aromas of peach cobbler, white toffee and toasty meringue with a satiny sweet medium-full body and a spicy apple pie, raisin and apricot marmalade finish with a hint of earth. Delicious. (tasted on Sep-16-2012)
95 • Frost Bitten 2010 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley $12/375 ml. Best Buy.
Gold color. Aromas of pineapple upside cake, apple tart and sweet cream with a supple fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, rich golden raisin, clementine and honey finish. A classic German-styled TBA-like dessert wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
93 • Dunham 2008 Lewis Estate Vineyard, Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley $19/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of yellow plum, nectarine, dusty dried roses, and balloon dust follow through on a soft, silky entry to a sweet medium-to-full body with a tangy, gingery orange and peach marmalade finish. Nice style and sense of place. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
92 • Hyatt Vineyards 2008 Winter Harvest, Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills $29.99/375 ml.
Old gold color. Rich honeyed dried apricot, yellow apple, and golden raisin aromas and flavor on a plush, mouthcoating sweet full body. Long, unctuous sweet finish with great depth and balanced acidity. A sensationally pure and flavorful desert wine. (tasted on Jul-29-2010)
92 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2009 "Sweet Louise" Late Harvest, Viognier-Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills $18/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Pineapple cake and buttery praline aromas with a tangy, sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy nectarine and spiced apple finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
92 • Handley 2007 Late Harvest, Riesling, Mendocino Ridge $29/375 ml.
Bronze amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of wood smoked whole nuts, dried apricot, and fresh thyme with a supple sweet and fruity medium-to-full body with pistachio oil, goji berry, chestnut honey and suede notes on the long, tangy finish. A complex dessert wine that is a must try for duck rillettes and pate. (tasted on Dec-06-2010)
92 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2010 Estate, Late Harvest, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99/375 ml. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Interesting aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry, and yellow pepper with a fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long tangy apple, kiwi, melon sorbet and mineral finish. A delicious, lighter-styled after-dinner wine that will shine with cheeses and tortes. (tasted on May-03-2011)
92 • G. Marquis 2009 "The Silver Line", Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $19.95/200 ml. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Mild honey and pear aromas with a crisp, tangy sweet light-to-medium body and an apple and peach cider and golden raisin finish with a crisp citrus character. Very lively and dessert friendly. (tasted on Jun-20-2011)
91 • Frost Bitten 2008 Ice Riesling, Columbia Valley $11.99/375 ml. Best Buy.
Bright golden yellow color. Bold fruity aromas of pineapple upside down cake follow through on a supple, precise entry to a sweet medium-to-full body with great depth and purity. Finishes with a long, zesty fade. Remarkably pure and very drinkable. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
91 • Herzog 2010 Late Harvest, White Riesling, Monterey County $20. Kosher
Golden color. Aromas of dried kiwi, balloon dust, and caramel yogurt with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy, peach jam and raisin accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Nov-28-2011)
90 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2011 Icewine, Riesling, Grand Valley $59/375 ml.
Golden color. Rich aromas of dried apricot, honey, and raisin cake with a tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful apple pie and custard accented finish. A delicious dessert wine. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
89 • Magnotta 2007 Limited Edition, Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $39.95/375 ml.
Golden color. Aromas of golden raisins, apricot with a hint of rubber sap and mint with a sweet supple medium-to-full body and a complex finish. (tasted on Jun-21-2011)
89 • Camelot Cellars 2008 Riesling Ice Wine, American $23.95/375 ml.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden color. Dense aromas of golden raisin, Champagne vinaigrette, and cinnamon peach butter with a silky fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a honeyed apple sauce, fig newton, and peppery spice snap on the finish. Nice structure and table friendliness; serve with triple cream cheeses. (tasted on Jul-11-2011)