Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2018 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine, Red Mountain, $50

By on May 3, 2019
kiona vineyards winery estate chenin blanc icewine 2018 bottle - Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2018 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine, Red Mountain, $50

This style of dessert wine is rare because the grapes must freeze on the vine for several hours at 17 degrees Fahrenheit before they are harvested. The Williams family relies on a pocket of its most historic vineyard for ice wine, providing a rare nectar loaded with aromas of lavender-infused honey, cloves and ripe nectarine. Honeyed flavors of baked orchard fruit are backed by ample acidity to keep all the sweetness – 17% residual sugar – in balance. This walked off with the title as Best Sweet Wine at the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,145 cases

Alcohol: 9%

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