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Standing Stone Vidal Ice Wine 2016

Member Review by vin0vin0:

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

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Standing Stone Vineyards:
Family owned farm winery, producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal Ice, and several bordeaux style red wines. Overlooking historic vineyards, with a delightful tasting room experience. In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in... Read more
Family owned farm winery, producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal Ice, and several bordeaux style red wines. Overlooking historic vineyards, with a delightful tasting room experience. In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in the same historic vineyards that served Gold Seal Vineyards so well in the past. History became our best teacher, for conditions on the rolling hillsides above Seneca Lake proved ideal for growing and harvesting premium grapes and subsequently crafting heavenly wines. In just a few short years, our boutique winery began to make history with a prized selection of award-winning wines. Our wines continue to reap honors and critical acclaim on the wine circuit, but we've only just begun to show our potential. We plan to move into the history of the future, with the great vineyards of the world, bringing much deserved recognition to the new world-class wines of the Finger Lakes. From ripe, richly flavored grapes we produce premium wines - each year making slightly more wine which is better than the preceding vintage. Our first crush, in 1993, yielded only 800 cases, which was quickly discovered and sold out in just 12 short weeks. We now produce about 6500 cases, allowing us to bring wine to you in more locations. We always encourage you to visit the winery, drink in the view, and enjoy the current vintage. Tour our 30 plus acres of vineyards, expanding to 40 acres over the next few years. Learn how we carefully nurture the fruit of the vine through the fall and winter, and into summer, in a way that allows the best features of that fruit to show through in the finished wine. The wines are made and sold in renovated barns. The white wines are made in stainless steel tanks, allowing temperature control of fermentation and cellaring, and the red wines and Chardonnay are made in oak barrels - primarily American Oak. We spend many hours tasting the wines, both to follow their progress, and to assess the blends. We believe that the hands-on, vineyard based approach to our wines results in a superior wine finished in the bottle. You can tour our facility, often including a visit with someone from the winemaking team, and often including samples of the current vintage from barrels or tanks. Read less

Member Reviews for Standing Stone Vidal Ice Wine

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,054
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/15/2013

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


Snooth User: schellbe
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/26/2009

Beautiful salmon color. Nose of lychee and jackfruit with a little fresh cream. Tropical fruit flavors with a little macademia nuts. Good acidity in the finish. This wine needs a dessert of , tropical fruits with cream. 2003 vintage


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/02/2011

The final wine of the night for us on NYE. We turned it into a sparkler with club soda (as I always do with white dessert wines). this had a nutty tropical flavor. Like Hawaiian trail mix or something.


Snooth User: LennThompson
28312133
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/10/2008

Honeyed and rich, it is nicely balanced with fresh acidity. The flavors are layered and complex with peach, pear, apricot, rose petal and lychee mingling on a succulent, long-lasting palate.


Snooth User: Leftonred
314499
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/18/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Standing Stone Vidal Ice Wine

External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/29/2015

Rich and powerful, with a concentrated applesauce chunkiness and a top note of saffron, this vidal has a dusty texture that suggests it would work well with something sweet and creamy, like peach Melba.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

My favorite of the Standing Stone ice wines, the Vidal is well balanced, smooth and fruity, with a hint of apricot and citrus. Grapes were picked late harvest and frozen in cold storage to produce a tasty dessert wine that drinks like an ice wine for a fraction of the cost!


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/09/2015

Focused, with a good beam to the ginger, maple and dried orange peel flavors that run through the open, sweet and suitably racy finish. Drink now. 96 cases made.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Focused, with a good beam to the ginger, maple and dried orange peel flavors that run through the open, sweet and suitably racy finish. Drink now.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 11/02/2011

Wow - always the first descriptor. Then layers of flavor pour forth: apricot, honey, hazlenut, and more. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/04/2012

A ripe apricot nose starts off this rich, fruity dessert wine and continues through to the finish. Slight hazelnut overtones mix with pineapple to create a truly unique taste. The finish lingers, but also lifts, leaving only the fruit flavors with a hint of sweetness. Standing Stone Winery Website


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Offers a focused, intense beam of apricot, pineapple and orange peel, with touches of maple and spice underneath. Juicy, vibrant finish has real length, too. Delicious. Drink now through 2004.


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