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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Covey Run Reserve Semillon Ice Wine (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Covey Run Reserve Semillon Ice Wine (375ML half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 97250)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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About Covey Run:

Since the release of the 1982 vintage, Covey Run has crafted high quality, price worthy wines from Washington’s Columbia River Valley, wines that have been embraced by consumers and journalists alike earning over 20 Wine Spectator Best Values awards. Led by winemaker Kate Michaud, Covey Run's portfolio includes delicious wines for every occasion, from stylish entertaining, to casual gatherings and picnics with family and friends.

Covey Run wines benefit from the long, sunny days and cool nights of eastern Washington vineyards. The whites are distinguished by crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors, while the reds are aged in oak that never masks, but rather complements, the bold fruit flavors.



Dessert, Sherry & Port    Yakima Valley    Washington   
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Covey Run Reserve Semillon Ice Wine (half-bottle) 2005
Covey Run Reserve Semillon Ice Wine (half-bottle) 2005
(search item no. 89557)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Covey Run 2005 Semillon Ice Wine shows intense aromas of pineapple, citrus and vanilla that are balanced by a bracing acidity. The wine has a long, lingering finish.

This Semillon Ice Wine is a complete dessert in itself. It also lends itself to pairing with other desserts, preferably those less sweet than the wine. Try crème brûlée, bread pudding with apricots, cream-based pastries or fresh fruit. Also enjoy this wine with a sampling of rich, creamy cheeses such as Roquefort or Stilton.

My Notes:

About Covey Run:

Since the release of the 1982 vintage, Covey Run has crafted high quality, price worthy wines from Washington’s Columbia River Valley, wines that have been embraced by consumers and journalists alike earning over 20 Wine Spectator Best Values awards. Led by winemaker Kate Michaud, Covey Run's portfolio includes delicious wines for every occasion, from stylish entertaining, to casual gatherings and picnics with family and friends.

Covey Run wines benefit from the long, sunny days and cool nights of eastern Washington vineyards. The whites are distinguished by crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors, while the reds are aged in oak that never masks, but rather complements, the bold fruit flavors.