Full Review

Weis Vineyards

Weis Vineyards
2017 Winzer Select, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$89

Weis Vineyards
2017 Winzer Select, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of cider apples, whipped honey, pressed flowers, and golden raisins with a syrupy, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A sweet, fruity Ice Wine that delivers rich notes of apples and honey.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cider apples, whipped honey, pressed flowers, and golden raisins
Taste Flavor: cider apples, whipped honey, pressed flowers, and golden raisins
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, fruity ice wine that delivers rich notes of apples and honey.

The Producer

Weis Vineyards

The Producer
10014 Day Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-284-4011

Ice Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.