Finn Hill Winery 2013 Rosebud Vineyards En Fleur Sémillon Ice Wine, Wahluke Slope, $35

By on November 28, 2015

finn-hill-winery-rosebud-vineyard-en-fleur-semillon-ice-wine-2013-labelThis Woodinville, Wash., winery offers a delicious reminder that this white Bordeaux grape produces some of the world’s top dessert wines, and this historic vineyard on the warm Wahluke Slope had no problem getting this lot ripe. Harvest came at 37 Brix, and Rob Entrekin stopped the fermentation at 19% residual sugar, producing an aromatic profile of poached apple with clove, honeycomb and chalkboard dust. That sets the table for flavors of apricot jam, Gala apple and honeycomb as solid acidity gives it nice balance. Suggested pairings include fruit tarts, profiteroles, fresh berries, figs, pears and Stilton cheese.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 151 cases

Alcohol: 10.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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