Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2016

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Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2016
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Winner of the 2017 Jefferson Cup for Dessert Wines for Dessert Wines!

Harvested in the deep of winter and pressed from grapes frozen on the vine, this genuine ice wine is a genuinely rare treat. It is filled with flavors of rich honey, sweet apricot and exotic fruit flavors. Delicious with a range of desserts. Absolutely wonderful all on its own.

Hunt Country Vineyards is the oldest continuous producer of ice wine in the United States; we produced our first batch of ice wine in 1987. Crafted in the tradition of a German “eis wine”, the Vidal grapes are left on the vines deep into the winter. We wait for the fruit to freeze solid and then early one morning — before the temperature rises above 15° F in the vineyards — we pick the grapes by hand. The frozen grapes are then pressed for many hours to get a small quantity of intensely flavored juice which concentrates sweetness, flavors and acidity. The resulting wine is deep gold in color and filled with flavors of rich honey, sweet apricot and exotic fruit.

Wine Specs
Vidal Blanc
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
December 2016
39 degrees brix at harvest
Total Acidity
10.20 g/L
Stainless steel
Cold temp. with R-HST yeast
Bottling Date
June 29, 2017
Residual Sugar
Wine Profile
445 cases
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Nicholas Gimbrone
(Feb 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM)
Spectacular! The rich, complex flavors and smooth texture play wonderful games with the entire mouth. This is the wine which has brought us back to this producer time after time. It really shows off both the Finger Lakes region, and more importantly the skills of this vineyard.

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major lewis
(Aug 13, 2013 at 6:11 PM)
accurate discription of bold flavors-never said wow before

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Ginger Harbin
(Mar 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM)
Awesome! Birthday gift for our son. Now I am going to have to replace the bottles I bought!

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Jennifer colsrud
(Feb 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM)
Wow amazing just finished the bottle myself didnt realize it!

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Timothy seaman
(Feb 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM)
Absolutely amazing tasting wine definitely no lack of flavors well worth the money.

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Jesse Sawyer
(Jul 19, 2016 at 6:01 AM)
After buying a bottle for my wife for her Birthday - she has falling in love with it. I buy her a bottle every week end. thanks for making life easier for me.

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