2014 Standing Stone Vineyards Dessert & Ice Wine "Vidal Ice"
Winery: Standing Stone Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vidal Ice"
Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine
Grape blend: 100% Vidal Blanc
Bottle size: 375 ml
Region: Finger Lakes
State or country: NY
Cases produced: 380
KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: February 25, 2016
Wine Review: This terrific ice-styled Vidal Blanc dessert wine was once again one of the best dessert wines poured at this year’s Boston Wine Expo. It is goldenrod colored and opens with an apricot and orange marmalade like bouquet. On the palate, it is pleasantly sweet, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a ripe apricot and candied ginger blend with hints of marzipan. The finish remains sweet and nicely. We would pair this wonderful dessert wine with sliced green apples and very sharp cheddar cheese. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Tasting Notes: Apricot, honey, lemon, with strong acidity. Cheese Pairing: Blue cheeses, Stilton, creamy goat cheese, and strong cheddars. Food Pairing: Smoked meats, teriyaki chicken, and duck.
Organic status: not organic
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