A Little Mouthful

That’s about all you need of Ice Wine! While we were visiting the folks in CT, my dad wanted to try ice wine, which he had seen me drink at a restaurant a while back. So we went to MV Wine and Spirit one night and bought a bottle. Now, this is an actual ice wine, frozen on the vines, but it’s not from Germany, but the Niagara Peninsula.

The bottle was a Peller Estates Limited Edition Founders Series 2003 Vidal Ice Wine. It clocked in at 11.5% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and cost $44.95.

On the nose of the wine I found honey, apricots, and golden raisins. These flavors all carried through to the mouth, into a gorgeous smooth concoction that went down very easily. The wine was sweet, as ice wines tend to be, but it had great structure with the acidic backbone.

This wine was the hit of the evening, and given the 6 bottles were consumed that night, that should say something. It met with universal approval and everyone asking for seconds! Too bad the ice wine bottles are so small!

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve told people before that ice wine doesn’t need to go with dessert – it IS dessert! Absolute nectar!

  2. I want to hang out with YOUR family! Six bottles of DESSERT wine in one night – sounds fun. :)

  3. It is indeed Dale, delicious!

    It was a long evening Jeff!

  4. I thought you meant six bottles of wine plus a bottle of icewine. You really drank six bottles of this stuff!?

    If so, I’ll have to pass this along to my mom who works for Peller in Niagara — I’m sure she could see that you win some kind of token for customer brand loyalty!

    This stuff is good — worth the price as hard as it is to believe. Recently I scored a Peller Vidal from 2000 and they age well thanks to the acidity.

    Like the appropriately sized icewine glass!

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