Vidal Blanc

Vidal Blanc has proven to be amongst the versatile varietals in North American viticulture. In Canadian vineyards, this hybrid has excelled in the production of Ice Wine, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. This has earned Vidal superior status among all other French-American hybrids. In Canada’s fledgling, quality wine-classification system, the Vintner’s Quality Alliance (VQA), it is the only hybrid entitled to the highest category of quality. This is the Designated Viticultural Area (DVA) status. However, this honor is reserved for its Ice Wine incarnation only. The grape is well suited to cold climates, due to its mid-season ripening and its ability to produce good crops from secondary buds, in the event of late spring frosts. This makes Vidal tough enough to withstand the cold of regions like the Finger Lakes of New York State, many Mid-Western states and the Niagara Peninsula. Vidal is one of the commercially-successful hybrid products of prolific French (Bordeaux) hybridizer Albert Seibel ( Read more »

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  • Cedar Creek Winery la Belle Vie 2012

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    Sweet tart. Fruity - tropical fruit and lemon or orange. Faint alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan


  • Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Viognier Blanc Rhone 2011

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    Pretty average wine with some added points for the touch of French oak and some minerals in the nice finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice Msc 2009

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    Very enjoyable Finger Lakes dessert wine. Ripe apricot and pear, a bit of creaminess, slightly sweet but not too much with nice balance. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Narmada Winery Mom 2010

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    Clearly some residual sugar leading to a very viscous body, almost unctuous, but the fab hybrid grapes keep away from the sickly floral aromas that make me give sweet wines a wide berth. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • EMARK and JTRYKA: I'm from Denmark, not a great wine country (!), but ... ... ... found here (Vignoles, Vidal Blanc, Chardonelle, Norton etc.), which is a direct consequence of the warm and humid climate here. The traditional grapes of Europe simply don't thrive here (which I think is why the dry reds here don't do as well as the sweet whites... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Sainte Genevieve Winery Vidal NV

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    This wine is somewhat unapproachable, and may be enjoyed best with a meal (chicken, spicy food). It has a beautiful golden color and a very fruity nose with hints of honey, melon and pear that carried over into the palate. Unfortunate, the fruity flavors were overpowered with a lingering tart acidity and excess alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by MetteinCoMo


  • Rockgarden Cellars Voyage de Vert 2012

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    The zesty aroma delivers a clear message -- this is truly inspired by Portugese Vinho Verdes. Thought the acidity fell a little flat, but overall the citrusy green apple notes and slight bite of effervescence make this a good inexpensive summer sipper. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • I'm new to Snooth, and I'm here to learn about wine and to discover new wines and develop my palate! I'm still in the beginning phase, although very passionate about wine and a very active visitor and taster at local wineries. I'm European but currently live in the US, and I therefore have a great interest in the wines of both regions and the di... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Breaux Vineyards Chere Marie 2012

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    1.5% residual sugar and bright acidity balance each other out for a refreshing off-dry perfect for warming weather. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Pelee Island Chenin Blanc Vidal 2010

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    What a delicious and savory white from Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada! The color was daybright yellow in my glass. Aroma's of citrus, pineapple, and melon tantalized my senses! Mouth feel was medium in weight with a good acidity level. Flavors of young white peach, melon, and pineapple abound! On my second sip, more tropical fruit, mineral, and f... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


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