True ice wines are a rare delicacy, sipped with, or instead of, dessert, or the object of a toast at special celebrations. A pair of German crystal glasses add a beautiful touch to the experience.
- 2017 RIESLING ICE WINE
- 2018 VIDAL BLANC ICE WINE
- Two Stölzle German crystal tulip dessert wine glasses
Available as a special release, this dessert wine is creamy and soft with luscious apricot and honey flavor. Enjoy as dessert, or with fresh fruit, cheesecake, or carrot cake. Limited quantity.
93 pts., Robert Parker. The delicate skins of Riesling grapes make authentic Riesling ice wine very rare. In late December 2017, with the mercury at about 14 degrees F, we were able to hand-harvest a very small lot of perfectly frozen Riesling grapes at our friend Harry Humphreys’ vineyard on Seneca Lake. The lovely and rare result is this beautifully balanced and elegant genuine ice wine, with delicate fruit and floral notes. Just 78 cases produced, bottles individually numbered.
92 pts., Robert Parker. This, our first Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, is lusciously sweet with soft fruit flavor, a round mid-palate and long, satisfying finish. The grapes were hand-harvested at 12-17 degrees F while frozen solid (the grapes and us, too) and pressed frozen to yield a tiny amount of sweet nectar. We ferment that concentrated juice with special yeast to convert about half the natural sugar to alcohol, leaving the other half to balance the wine's natural tartness. This lovely ice wine, made the authentic way, is available for a limited time at a special introductory price of $29.99.