Our Covey Run Semillon Ice wine shows intense aromas of ripe mango and pineapple, with floral notes of honeysuckle, and honey. These aromas are balanced with zippy acid (think lemon vanilla cream sandwich cookies) and a long, lingering finish.
Imagine a cool, crisp winter night. Fresh snow is on the ground and the grapes are frozen on the vines. That's when these grapes are harvested. Pressed while still frozen, the grapes grudgingly yield a rich,
concentrated juice that is fermented both in-tank and in new barrels.
The Covey Run Reserve wines are an expression of
winemaker Kate Michaud's passion for Washington State's best-loved wines – Chardonnay, Merlot and Ice Wine. Handcrafted from the best of the best
grapes from top vineyard sites in Washington's famed Columbia and Yakima valleys, these
limited-production wines are rich and elegant with great intensity of flavor.
"The medium gold-colored, fragrant 2006 Semillon Ice Wine Reserve offers up aromas of candied peach and pineapple, Viscous and very sweet on the palate, it is intensely flavored, well-balanced, and lengthy. It should drink well for a minimum of 8-10 years.
The Wine Advocate
"This impressive sticky has focused aromas from peach to apricot and hints of lees, safron and candied orange. The flavors are all about fruit, with impressive concentration and a
hint of savory spice to mark the finish."
Wine & Spirits
Excellent addition- many like many never had had
This wine is an incredible concentration of flavor–pear, raspberry, and of course a white grape is in there as well. It is a pale yellow, and extremely viscous, easily creating rainbows of light on your glass. The Covey Run is the same Sémillon grape that plays such a central role in Bordeaux's great sweet wines. But, this wine is not an imitation, it stands on its own merits. While it lacks the spice and minerality of the great Sauternes, it is remarkably well balanced–it's tremendous sweetness held in check by just the right hint of acid. All in all, a tremendously enjoyable dessert wine, perfect as an aperitif or with a plate of cheese. This is too concentrated and powerful to serve with fruit. It should be mentioned in passing that this is a true ice wine–it's grapes were frozen on the vine, not after picking as has, unfortunately, become the practice in some wineries. I think this 1/2 bottle is very well priced given its character, depth, and assured style. A 91 or 92 in my personal rating system. Drink now or for the next four or five years.system.
Very aromatic bouquet, honeysuckle and orange. Sweet, smooth and concentrated flavors, with a long finish.