Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Blanc Finger Lakes Vidal Ice 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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 Vineyards Vidal Blanc Finger Lakes Vidal Ice

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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.


External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Blanc Finger Lakes Vidal Ice

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This has nice intensity, with tangy green tea, fig, quince paste and maple hints that show solid drive on the long, tangy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ripe and sweet, with lots of maple, honey, ginger, persimmon and spice notes that are nicely rounded. Shows length on the finish, with hints of golden raisin and white chocolate. Delicious. This wine has a terrific track record. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

With an elegance and minerality typical of Standing Stone wines, this Vidal Blanc sets a high standard for Finger Lakes dessert wines. Ripe but subtle aromas of apricot and honey lead to measured, lively layers of pineapple and nutty spice that are rich but balanced. The finish is long but also delicate, tingling on the palate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Pucker up! Beautiful ripe apricot, pineapple, pureacute;ed mango and lemon custard flavors burst through the thick, full texture. Tangy acidity on the finish maintains the winersquo;s just-picked freshness.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A beguiling nose of honey and lemon leads on this lovely ice wine from Seneca Lake. Lush and mouthfilling, this winersquo;s sweet, floral character is balanced by a crisp acidity and delicious spice. Elegant but expressive.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ripe, with very sweet maple, creamed peach, dried apricot and ginger notes that drive through the green tea-tinged finish. Serious zip keeps it all mouthwatering. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

In the case of Standing Stonersquo;s Vidal ldquo;Icerdquo; there appears to have been no blemishes. This may not be terribly complex mdash; its primary flavors are of lemon curd mdash; but it is a delight to drink and displays classic ice wine character. That includes its efficacious acids, its vanilla icing-like glaze, and its combination of richness and body (at 11.5% alcohol by design) with a certain ingratiating lift.


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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.

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