Newest Icewine Reviews and Ratings
We know we've spent a lot of time over the past few weeks talking about Icewine, so we promise this will be the last one for a bit. If you are not already following Wines in Niagara (@winesinniagara on Instagram), you really should. Rick VanSickle does an amazing job featuring local wineries, and all things pertaining to the Ontario wine industry. Earlier in January, he posted about Canadian Icewine, its struggles, its innovation, and its history, along with many amazing reviews of some fantastic Ontario products. The link to the original article will be listed at the bottom of this post.
Lakeview was fortunate enough to be able to have all of our Icewines reviewed by Rick, and we are overjoyed with his reviews.
Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine 2019 ($23 for 200 mL, 89 points) — The nose shows baked apples, peach pie, tropical fruit punch and lime cordial. It’s thick with honey on the palate then ginger, caramel apple, apricot jam, marmalade and tropical fruits through a long, lush finish.
Lakeview Cellars Riesling Icewine 2019 ($35 for 200 mL, 91 points) – This shows a rich golden colour in the glass with a nose of peach preserve, poached pear, baked apple, sweet nectarine and candied lime. It has lovely texture and verve on the palate with notes of peach pie, ginger, wild honey notes, mulled apples, tangerine and lime zest with a fairly fresh finish.
Lakeview Cellars Gewurztraminer Icewine 2019 ($40 for 200 mL, 92 points) — Such a unique nose of ripe grapefruit, lychee nuts, spice, apricot tart and nutmeg/ginger notes. It’s thick and unctuous on the palate with an array of compoted apricot jam, mango, spice, marzipan, tropical notes, peach preserve and juicy acidity on the finish. Excellent job here keeping it somewhat balanced.
Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2017 ($40 for 200 mL, 93 points) — Deep, rich burgundy colour in the glass with a bold nose of ripe black cherries, black currant jam, cherry kirsch and raspberry tart. It’s luxurious, complex and rich on the palate with velvety texture, compoted dark berries, sweet cherry/raspberry jam and a long, lush finish buoyed by mouth-watering acidity.
Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017 ($30 for 200 mL, 91 points) — Shows a much lighter colour in the glass than the Cab Sauv and a more restrained nose of brambly red berries, sweet herbs and crunchy, sweet cranberries. On the palate, it’s loaded with sweet black cherries, grandma’s raspberry jam, some earthy/herbaceous notes and a long finish.
The full article can be read HERE.