Columbia Crest Reserve Semillon Ice Wine (half-bottle) 1998

Dessert from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 38589
  • WS93
  • WE92

Winemaker's Notes

Like many great European ice wines, this wine was crafted from grapes left hanging on the vine into the new calander year. As the temperature dropped to 9 degrees F on January 13 and the grapes froze, harvest commenced. Rock solid grapes were hand-picked and pressed. Because the sweet juice melts before the water component, we quickly discarded the remaining still-frozen material to avoid diluting the rick, succulent nectar. We hope you enjoy the resulting elixer of the gods!

The wine is a brilliant green hue with strong honeysuckle aromas. The nose gives way to intense honey, fig and sweet oak on the palate. This is a clean, intense wine that lingers lovingly on the palate. The wine's sweetness is balanced by its natural acidity and a subtle oak suppleness in the mouth. This wine is a dessert itself, or it will complement any cream-based confection. This is a wine that will cellar for enjoyment in the future.

Alcohol 11.50 %

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Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. ...

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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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