2008 Kiona Ice Wine 375 ml

Year: 2008
Appellation: Red Mountain
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Advocate: 92
Dessert Wine
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"The 2008 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine is a winner (as usual). Lovely aromas of melon and tropical fruits are followed by a very sweet, bracing elixir that offers considerable complexity and a few years of aging potential. It is one of the great values in sweet dessert wine. Kiona Vineyards and Winery has been producing wine since 1980 (and growing grapes for considerably longer than that). It has long been a puzzle because its grapes are in great demand, but Kiona itself has had difficulty taking advantage of their superior farming. The winery interestingly has always done its best work with sweeter wines (Riesling and Chenin Blanc)." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Nectar of the Gods! Our sweetest, viscous, decadent wine with stunning complexity. The perfect finish to the perfect meal.

About the Wine - We picked these Red Mountain Chenin Blanc grapes during a deep freeze in order to coax the concentrated juice needed for a dessert wine of this caliber.

Tasting Notes - The quintissential "dessert in a glass," this wine sports a residual sugar of 26.8%. Tropical fruit and desert grasses on the nose. This Ice Wine has the rare ability to balance the intense sweetness with ample acidity.

DOUBLE GOLD - American Fine Wine Competition
DOUBLE GOLD and "Best of Show" - Florida State Fair
GOLD - Tri Cities Wine Festival
SILVER - Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
SILVER - Grand Harvest Awards
BRONZE - American Wine Society