2014 Riesling Ice Wine
Horse Heaven Hills
The Columbia Crest Ice Wine is an exotic, lush, ultra-ripe wine with a rich gold color and notes of exotic honey, saffron and apricot preserve. It is intense yet fresh, decadent but delicate, and definitely worth pursuing.
Blend: 100% Riesling
Total Acidity 0.91 g/100 mL
Residual Sugar: 25 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 10.0%
Fermentaion: The juice underwent a slow, cold five week fermentation
All of the necessary conditions for ice wine came together during the 2014 harvest, including a hard freeze and ripe, healthy fruit still hanging on the vine.
The fruit is sourced from Columbia Crest’s select Estate vineyards located in the Horse Heaven Hills.
Eastern Washington’s climate with its potential temperature extremes is a perfect candidate to produce great ice wine in appropriate years.
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