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94 • Magnotta 2012 Limited Edition, Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $39.95/375 ml.
Rich old gold color. Aromas and flavors of apricot compote, golden raisin, and honey with a supple, fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, tangy finish. Delicious and stylish. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
92 • Kittling Ridge Estate Winery 2012 Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $39.95/375 ml.
Golden amber color. Aromas of spicy baked apple and pears and honey with a silky, fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, candied citrus and melon sorbet finish. Great balanced and style; try with apple pie a la mode. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
91 • Johnson Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie $34.99/375 ml.
Brilliant golden yellow. Earthy aromas of dusty golden raisins, honeycomb, and apricot custard with a soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a honeyed dried peach, honeyed kumquat, and toasty spiced nut finish with leafy tannins. A nice rustic, botrytized ice wine that will be a good foil for funky cheeses. (tasted on Dec-09-2013)
90 • Johnson Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Ice Wine of Chambourcin, Lake Erie $34.99/375 ml.
Interesting burnt sienna copper color. Meaty aromas of caramelized apricots, smoky grilled peaches, raisin buttercream, and candied ham skin with a with a silky, sweet medium-to-full body and a long, peach pie and pineapple yogurt accented finish. Very different and very good. Pair with cheeses, pies, and ice creams and "baconated" desserts. (tasted on Dec-09-2013)
90 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2012 Icewine, Grand Valley $59/375 ml.
Golden color. Interesting aromas of shredded wheat, golden raisin, spiced peach and pepper with satiny sweet medium-to-full body and a long, tangy orange marmalade, candied melon, and mineral accented finish. Nicely balanced and flavorful. (tasted on Jan-20-2014)
90 • Magnotta 2012 Limited Edition, Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $54.95/375 ml.
Copper mahogany color. Aromas of stewed raisins and stone fruits and nougat with a supple, fruity sweet medium-full body and long, honey, pie peach, and spice finish. A delicious dessert in a glass. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
90 • G. Marquis 2010 "The Silver Line", Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $32.95/200 ml.
Golden color. Aromas of dried apples, honey, apricot yogurt, and porridge with a silky, sweet medium body and a tangy candied citrus, golden raisin, and delicate spiced nut finish. Tasty. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
87 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2012 "Zero Below" Late Harvest, Grand Valley $20/375 ml.
Pale golden color. Aromas of creamy nougat, apple custard pie, and toasted meringue with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a dried mango, roasted papaya and honeycomb finish. Tasty, try with cheeses. (tasted on Jan-20-2014)
95 • Hunt Country 2007 Estate Bottled, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Finger Lakes $39.99/375 ml.
Deep old gold color. Rich aromas and flavors of apricot marmalade, warm golden raisin compote, pineapple upside down cake, and tapioca with a supple, velvety texture, lush honeyed sweetness and a long, toasted meringue and spicy praline accented finish. A deliciously unctuous and satisfying dessert wine. (tasted on Dec-06-2010)
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)
94 • Tinhorn Creek 2009 Late Harvest, Kerner Icewine, Okanagan Valley $12.99/200 ml. Best Buy.
Bright gold color. Golden raisin compote, baked apple and peach pie aromas with satiny, sweet full body and a long, tangy mineral finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
94 • Magnotta 2007 Limited Edition, Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $54.95/375 ml.
Interesting aromas and flavors of berry and cherry lozenge, honey, and mint have an herbal medicinal edge. Rich a and supple with a vibrant fruity sweet full body and a long citrus and raisin driven finish. Great vibrancy and depth. (tasted on Jun-21-2011)
94 • Mazza Vineyards 2010 Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie $42.95/375 ml.
Pale golden yellow color. Lush aromas of golden raisin compote, and dried apricots with a satiny fruity sweet medium-full body and a long lemon meringue, glazed apple, and mineral accented finish. A delicious dessert wine with exquisite balance. (tasted on Aug-04-2011)
94 • Magnotta 2009 Limited Edition, Vidal Icewine, Lake Erie North Shore $29.95/375 ml.
Amber color. Toasty peach pie, honeyed nut, nectarine, and grass aromas with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy golden raisin, apple sauce, and peach jam finish. Nice bright acidity will make this a great choice for cheeses. (tasted on Jun-04-2012)
94 • Knapp 2010 Estate Grown, Vidal Ice Wine, Cayuga Lake $24.95/375 ml.
Rich golden color. Lush aromas and flavors of peach cake, apricot creme brulee honeyed nuts and golden raisin with a satiny, sweet medium-full body and a long vanilla cream, apple pie and golden molasses finish. Absolutely delicious, pristinely clean, and seamlessly balanced. (tasted on Jan-14-2013)
93 • Lake Chelan Winery 2008 Chardonnay Icewine, Columbia Valley $30/375 ml.
Pale golden color. Rich golden raisin and apricot butter aromas and flavors with a supple fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy Meyer lemon custard accented finish. Serve on its own or with turnovers and cheeses. Excellent. (tasted on Apr-25-2011)
93 • Ferrante 2009 Cabernet Franc Ice Wine, Grand River Valley $34.99/375 ml.
Brilliant crimson color. Lively aromas of raspberry and cherry butters, honey, and praline with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a lingering melted chocolate, dusty apple and spice finish. A great choice to pair with chocolates. (tasted on May-04-2011)
93 • Magnotta 2008 Limited Edition, Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $29.95/375 ml.
Deep gold. Rich apricot cider, orange marmalade, raisin and lemon curd with great acidity and persistence of fruit. Fantastically vibrant and not cloying in the least. (tasted on Jun-21-2011)
93 • Casa Larga 2008 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Finger Lakes $44.99/375 ml.
Deep golden amber color. Rich aromas and flavors of honey butter, dried apricot and golden raisins with a fruity sweet and tangy medium body and a lively apple and orange finish. Superb; serve with pear almond tart. (tasted on Jan-30-2012)
93 • Domaine Pinnacle NV Ice Apple Wine $29.99/375 ml.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Brilliant amber color. Spicy baked apple aromas with satiny fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a lush, buttery caramel apple tart and cider finish. Delicious, pure and balanced; will be great with triple cream cheeses. (tasted on Jun-04-2012)