Seven of Hearts 2014 Ice Princess Viognier Sweet Wine, Columbia Valley, $21

By on March 9, 2016

seven-of-hearts-viognier-ice-princess-2014-bottleWillamette Valley winemaker Byron Dooley takes a portion of his Viognier from Rattlesnake Road Vineyard near the Columbia River in Eastern Oregon, freezes that lot for more than a month then presses it over the course of several days. He’s left with a delicate and delicious dessert wine that’s settled at 14% residual sugar. It doesn’t come off as cloying. Instead, the focus is on aromas and flavors of apricot jam, honey, rose petal and orange marmalade with a finish of golden raisins. Enjoy with a plate of light cheeses, orchard fruit and nuts. These wines are distributed in Oregon by Lemma Wine Co., Washington by Owen Kotler Selections and Idaho by Tastevin.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 120 cases

Alcohol: 8.4%

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