White - Sweet/Dessert

2006 Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice


  • USA
  • New York
  • Finger Lakes
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • richc wrote:

    March 9, 2010 - Finished this the other night. No specific notes other than it still held up well and was rather reminiscent of my first tasting and still enjoyable.

  • oldsailor wrote: 89 points

    November 28, 2009 - A little too sweet. Taste of apricot, peach and orange if you can get past the sweetness. Not really a good representation of ice wine, but I'll try again tomorrow night..

    Second night, much better balance between the sweetness, fruit and a touch of heat. There is some structure as well. and complexity as well. Upped my rating accordingly. May try decanting my next bottle.

  • richc wrote:

    January 31, 2009 - From memory, this fared better than the cailloux which tasted even sweeter and was less interesting than the vidal ice. However, I thought the vidal ice was still a bit too sweet for my taste, but was otherwise fairly well balanced. From the nose and palate I recall a strong honey influence with a little pineapple among others. I'm not familiar with ice wines at all (and from my understanding this isn't a true ice wine), but this seems like a decent introduction as to what I should expect for this style.

  • conroo wrote: 89 points

    January 29, 2008 - Drank with some chocolates.

  • Corrado wrote: 90 points

    January 13, 2008 - Drinking on the second night, from the fridge, using a Fume Blanc glass.
    COLOR: 5/5 - Thick, glossy, amber. Little doubt what's in the glass.
    NOSE: 12/15 - Candy apple, apricot, pineapple, and honeydew melon come through on a heavy nose.
    FLAVOR: 8/10 - Mouthfeel is ridiculous; luxurious, decadent nectar of pineapple, green apple, and peach with nice acidity. Residual sugar may have been left a bit too high. For the intial taste, the sweet was a bit overpowering.
    FINISH: 8/10 - Remarkably, no cloying qualities. Acidity is almost excessive without actually getting there, keeping this ice-style wine balanced. Flavors of peach, apricot, and pineapple linger very gingerly on the palate for a long finish.
    POTENTIAL: 3/5 - Always tough to say with a relative unknown (and a 'dessert' wine at that), but judging from how this improved over night, I'd wager this will actually get better in the coming years.
    OVERALL: 4/5 - This picked up quite a few 'gut rating' points over night. Initially there were some sour notes that really didn't jibe well with the other elements, but much of the unpleasantness (acidic, metallic) qualities have disappeared overnight. 90+ points (this is growing on me...)
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Standing Stone Vineyards
  • Varietal Vidal
  • Designation Vidal Ice
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region New York
  • SubRegion Finger Lakes
  • Appellation Finger Lakes

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  • Pending Delivery 2 (3%)
  • In Cellars 33 (57%)
  • Consumed 23 (40%)

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