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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 • G. Marquis 2011 "The Silver Line", Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $39.95/200 ml.
Pale ruby color with a charcoal cast. Earth and slightly floral aromas of strawberries, cherries, and mulberries with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a watermelon candy, raspberry jam, baking spice, and honey finish. Tasty. (tasted on Jun-03-2013)
93 • Casa Larga 2010 "Fiori", Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Finger Lakes $34.99/375 ml.
Golden orange color. Rich aromas and flavors of baked peach, golden raisin cake, and honey cream with a satiny, sweet medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering finish. A lush, deeply flavorful dessert wine. (tasted on Jul-09-2013)
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)
92 • Magnotta 2011 Limited Edition, Vidal Icewine, Lake Erie North Shore $29.95/375 ml.
Deep old color. Aromas of honeycomb, dried apple and nectarine, and raisin with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy tangerine sorbet, honey, and dried apricot accented finish. Delicious. (tasted on Jun-03-2013)
92 • G. Marquis 2008 "The Silver Line", Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $49.95/375 ml.
Rich golden amber color. Aromas of raisin cake, nougat, leather, and dried peach with a silky fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy clementine, floral honey, and mineral accented finish with great length. A plush, decadent icewine. (tasted on Jun-03-2013)
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 • 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)
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)
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)
95 • Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine $30/375 ml.
Deep old gold color with a faint amber cast. Pure baked tart apple aromas with a hint of caramel follow through on a silky entry to a sweet, fruity medium-full body with superb tangy acidity and great depth. Finishes with a delicately spice and nut accented fade with fine, dusty tannins. A precise and flavorful ice cider to serve after dinner with cheese, or use in crafty cocktails. (tasted on Mar-22-2010)
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 • Magnotta 2008 Limited Edition, Vidal Ice Wine, Lake Erie North Shore $29.95/375 ml.
Pale amber color. Aromas of honey baked apples and custard follow through on a round, supple entry to a fruity sweet medium body with great depth and bright tangy acidity. Finishes with a long, golden raisin, spicy wood, and earth accented fade. Delicious and mouthfilling. (tasted on Mar-22-2010)
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)
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.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
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)