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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2005
Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2005
(search item no. 89012)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sublime aromatics of fresh lime, apricot, grapefruit and peach blossoms with a slight mineral edge. A racy interplay of sweet and tart offer up echoing flavors of lemon, lime and candied apricot.

Food Pairing Suggestions: Fruit based desserts – tropical, stone, red, citrus, pear, and apple; sorbets, strudels, almond cream tarts and bread pudding. Pairs beautifully with foie gras – pan seared or terrine, spicy Asian cuisine, and creamy cheeses, such as semi-soft Le Brin, soft Civray, or traditional Brie or Camembert de Normandie. Just as exquisite on its own at the end of a fine meal.

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About Inniskillin:

Austrian-born and monastically educated, Karl J. Kaiser, and native Canadian Donald J.P. Ziraldo, a decendant of a family of winegrowers in Northern Italy, founded Innisklillin Wines on July 31, 1975, obtaining the first winery license granted in the province of Ontario since 1929. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the historic Brae Burn Estate, Inniskillin was founded upon and is dedicated to the principle of producing outstanding wines from vinifera wine grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula. Karl and Donald tirelessly tested the new ground of Niagara, grafting old-world wisdom in the new-world terroir. Inniskillin rocketed to international notoriety when its pioneering 1989 Vidal Icewine was awarded the Grand Prix d'Honneur at Vinexpo 1991, and drew worldwide attention to Canada's burgeoning wine industry.

What is Icewine?
VQA Icewine is a highly concentrated dessert wine made by harvesting grapes naturally frozen on the vine at -10 C in December-January. Inniskillin VQA Icewine is internationally awarded and recognized and is exported throughout the world.