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Covey Run Sémillon Yakima Valley Reserve Ice Wine 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Our Semillon Ice Wine, a complete dessert unto itself, is made from grapes that freeze on the vine, concentrating their sugars and acidity. Rich and luscious, it offers intense aromas and flavors of pineapple, citrus and vanilla that are balanced by a bracing acidity and culminate in a long, luscious finish.

Region: USA » Washington » Yakima Valley

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Covey Run Winery:
Named for the coveys of quail that patrol our prized vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Covey Run specializes in crafting award-winning Washington State wines. In fact, Covey Run wines have been awarded 20 “Best Value” awards by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading wine magazine. For 25 years, Covey Run wines have provided a perfect introduction to the vivid, delicious flavors of Washington State... Read more
Named for the coveys of quail that patrol our prized vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Covey Run specializes in crafting award-winning Washington State wines. In fact, Covey Run wines have been awarded 20 “Best Value” awards by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading wine magazine. For 25 years, Covey Run wines have provided a perfect introduction to the vivid, delicious flavors of Washington State. Since 1982, Covey Run has crafted a broad range of award-winning wines – including 20 “Best Value” awards from Wine Spectator magazine – from prized vineyards in the renowned Columbia and Yakima Valley appellations of Eastern Washington State. Sheltered from storms by the rainshadow effect exerted by the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, conditions in these high desert regions are ideal for cultivating world-class wine grapes. Warm, sunny days and extended sunlight hours (due to Washington’s northern latitude) develop intense flavors in our classic European grape varieties, while cool nights ensure they retain high levels of acidity. Covey Run winemaker Kate Michaud transforms this pristine fruit into a broad range of consistently superior wines that embody Washington State’s unique characteristics while meeting and surpassing international standards of excellence. Kate crafts two tiers of outstanding Covey Run varietals: Quail Series and Columbia Valley Reserve. Quail Series provides discerning wine drinkers with high-quality Washington State wines for everyday enjoyment. They’re varietally distinctive, fruit-forward, easy-drinking and ideal for casual meals. Columbia Valley Reserve wines are hand-crafted from our finest lots of grapes and showcase lush, vivid fruit flavors balanced by bright natural acidity, with oak accenting rather than dominating the palate. They beautifully accompany a broad range of contemporary cuisines and are perfect for special-occasion dinners and other celebrations. The breadth of selection represented by our Quail Series and Columbia Valley Reserve varietals means there’s a delicious Covey Run wine for every occasion, from stylish entertaining to casual gatherings with family and friends. With great vineyards, a talented winemaker and a bevy of vividly flavored, beautifully structured wines, Covey Run truly offers the best of Washington State. Read less

Member Reviews for Covey Run Sémillon Yakima Valley Reserve Ice Wine

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
11/26/2012

Nose of toasted pineapple, intense aroma. Floral notes of honeysuckle and honey on the palate. Some hazelnut. Really nice. Not overly sweet and possessing good acid balance. Lingering finish. 93 pts 8/12/11 at Winery


Snooth User: johniver
17057936
3.50 5
04/25/2009

nice citrus flavor

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lemon citrus

Snooth User: Tanglethis
2828325
2.00 5
08/12/2007

The glass I had was listed as an "unusual and exciting white" at one of my favorite wine bars; it claimed to have notes of apricot, lychee, and rose. I thought it was very sweet and smooth - qualities I enjoy in a white - but the taste of lichee overwhelmed most of the other notes. With the strong fruit flavors and a bit of a bite, like prosecco, drinking this wine was a little like drinking a Fizzy Lizzy - but from me, that's not entirely a complaint.


Snooth User: KLoudin
8272846
2.50 5
04/23/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: idandiy
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/27/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Covey Run Sémillon Yakima Valley Reserve Ice Wine

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Semillon Ice Wine, a complete dessert unto itself, is made from grapes that freeze on the vine, concentrating their sugars and acidity. Rich and luscious, it offers intense aromas and flavors of pineapple, citrus and vanilla that are balanced by a bracing acidity and culminate in a long, luscious finish.


External Review
03/16/2010

Covey Run Semillion Ice Wine 2006 Reserve and all other wine from Covey Run are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
10/15/2009

Ice wine is one of the world’s rarest dessert wines. In order to make it, vintners must leave grapes on the vine until they freeze. In eastern Washington, this requires a Canadian arctic air mass and temperatures of 19°F or below. Once pressed, the frozen grapes yield sweet, concentrated juice and very little water. The result is nectar in a glass. Covey Run has been making Ice Wine for 23 years and it shows in this rich but delicately balanced 2006 Semillon Ice Wine. It offers intense aromas of pineapple, citrus and vanilla, a luscious mouth feel, and rich, concentrated flavors whose sweetness is balanced by crisp acidity.


External Review
03/22/2012

Our 2006 Semillon Ice Wine shows intense aromas of pineapple, citrus and vanilla that are balanced by a bracing acidity. The wine has a long, lingering finish. Our Covey Run Semillon Ice Wine is a complete dessert in itself.



Wine Tasting Notes Our Semillon Ice Wine, a complete dessert unto itself, is made from grapes that freeze on the vine, concentrating their sugars and acidity. Rich and luscious, it offers intense aromas and flavors of pineapple, citrus and vanilla that are balanced by a bracing acidity and culminate in a long, luscious finish.

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