In 1994, the desire to produce an "ice wine," or
Eiswein, as it is called in Germany, prompted us to adopt an innovative program whereby Scheurebe grapes would be picked late in the season and then commercially frozen, thus concentrating their already-high sugar levels. We called the wine "Eisrébe."
Although German Eisweins are produced from
fruit that is actually picked frozen from the vine,
we found that by freezing the grapes ourselves we could fashion a delicious dessert wine that is viscous and smooth, with excellent acidity to balance the sweetness.
The 2009 Scheurebe has delicate aromas of apricot, citrus blossom, honey, and crème caramel followed by a rich and unctuous texture integrated with well balanced, bright acidity and a persistent finish.
Grape & Source: 100% Scheurebe
from our home ranch in Spring Valley outside of
St. Helena in Napa Valley.