Wayne Gretzky Estate, No.99 Vidal Icewine 2018 Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario

Wayne Gretzky Estate, No.99 Vidal Icewine  2018 Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario

This icewine is quite tropical on the nose, with aromas of grilled pineapple, tangerine, mango and lemon. Its overall character is quite zesty while still being rich and concentrated especially on the palate where caramel and smoke notes appear. The acidity is hold it together while the sweetness is nicely calibrated.

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Tawse Winery, Chardonnay Icewine 2013 Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Tawse Winery, Chardonnay Icewine  2013 Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

This is the second vintage of Chardonnay icewine produced by Tawse, the first being in 2008. It’s been aged for 12 months in 100% new large oak barrels. The result is a rich and unusual icewine with notes of vanilla, apple pie, apricot, honey, beeswax and apparent oak. It’s highly aromatic with a vibrant acidity…

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Trius wines, Showcase Vidal Icewine 2018 Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Trius wines, Showcase Vidal Icewine  2018 Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Deep colored and deep flavored this wine shows distinct aromas of orange peel, apricot jam, caramel and spices. Its texture is viscous and creamy, with very concentrated flavors. The finish shows some length with a final blast of oranges.

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Trius wines, Showcase Riesling Icewine 2017 Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Trius wines, Showcase Riesling Icewine 2017 Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

This Icewine is barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 2 months for added depth of complexity. An elegant icewine with flavors of orchard fruit lemon drops, pears, apricot jam, peach and acacia honey. The palate is intense with a syrupy texture and bold richness. It’s definitely for the advised sweet wines drinkers.

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Pillitteri Estates Winery, Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017 Niagara-on-the-lake VQA, Ontario

Pillitteri Estates Winery, Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017 Niagara-on-the-lake VQA, Ontario

This wine has a lovely light garnet hue and displays nuances of strawberry coulis, rhubarb, vanilla, baking spices and brown sugar. The palate is intense in sweetness, coating and intense. There’s a slight astringency on the finish that brightens it.

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Pillitteri Estates Winery, reserve Vidal Icewine 2015 Niagara-on-the-lake VQA, Ontario

Pillitteri Estates Winery, reserve Vidal Icewine  2015 Niagara-on-the-lake VQA, Ontario

The delicate aromas of apricot and lychee compliment a dominant floral note of wildflower and honey. The palate mirrors the nose, with just an addition of butterscotch and integrated texture. It’s a sweet and simple icewine, with interesting aromatic profile, with adequate acidity and an abrupt finish.

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Peller Estates, Signature series Riesling Icewine 2018 Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario

Peller Estates, Signature series Riesling Icewine 2018 Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario

On the nose, this wine displays alluring aromas of grilled peach and pineapple, caramelized brown sugar and orange peel. It’s full-bodied, high acidity, with a lovely density, but not clogging. The finish linger on some lovely candied fruit notes.

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Peller Estates, Signature series oak aged Vidal Icewine 2018 Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario

Peller Estates, Signature series oak aged Vidal Icewine 2018  Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario

Aged for four months in oak, this wine is well-opened with aromas of candied fruit, tangerine herbs and honey. It has a smooth and generous mouth, with concentrated stone fruit flavors, that lingers long in a beautiful finish.

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Peller Estates, Signature series Cabernet Franc Icewine 2018 Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario

Peller Estates, Signature series Cabernet Franc Icewine 2018 Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario

This Icewine is made with Cabernet Franc, with interplay of complex red fruits and even some supple tannins. It’s a direct wine with notes of wild strawberry, pomegranate, wet stone, cherry and cranberry. It’s decently concentrated while still retaining lightness and brightness.

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Malivoire, Gewürztraminer Icewine 2018 Beamsville VQA, Ontario

Malivoire, Gewürztraminer Icewine  2018 Beamsville VQA, Ontario

Gewürztraminer is quite unusual for the production of icewine, but it makes sense as it is a great varietal for sweet wine production. Malivore has done a great job of getting the right sweetness along with honey, peach, ginger and candied lemon peel. It’s rich and intensely aromatic with a bright and lively palate. Nothing…

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