Colter’s Creek Vineyards and Winery 2014 Ice Wine, Idaho, $25

By on February 21, 2016

colters-creek-winery-logoThese grapes came from the proposed the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area, and the mid-November blast of frigid temperatures created ideal conditions for Mike Pearson to pick these grapes for his winemaking wife Melissa Sanborn. She pressed them at 18 degrees Fahrenheit – just a degree warmer than is required by law in Canada – and they make for an ice wine that’s nearly 13 percent residual sugar. There’s a compact synergy with apricot, caramel and honey tones with an approach that’s bright rather than syrupy. It earned a double gold at the 2015 Idaho Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 100 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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