Gordon Brothers Ice Wine (half-bottle) 2006

Dessert from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $29.99
Item No. 94668

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 vintage was yet another year of perfect grape growing weather in Washington State. After a wetter than normal spring, a long, hot summer blossomed, decreasing the quantity harvested, but increasing the quality. Autumn was ideal with dry and warm conditions. This was followed by an exceptionally cold morning (12 degrees Fahrenheit) on November the 1st creating perfect conditions for making ice wine.

Rich fragrances of spice, baked apples and lemon rind carry though the palate and are counter-balanced with a lingering scent of tropical flowers and exotic destinations. This wine is equally enjoyed as an aperitif or a dessert wine. For a decadent treat try making Gordon Brothers Ice Wine milkshakes or blend with ice as a daiquiri.

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The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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