Just a whiff of this deep gold Vidal Blanc reveals layers of smoke melded with honey and fresh apples. The palate is deeply complex with flavors that include pretty florals, rich pineapple, citrus and a compelling smoked nut skin note. The super-long finish is marked by zippy acidity and a lovely astringency.
Solid varietal Gewurztraminer, brimming with grapefruit, litchee, lemon, melon, fig, spice and anise flavors. It's bright and fresh, yet full and lush on the palate, finishing with a long, mineral edge. Delicious.
Intensely aromatic of honey, wildflowers and juicy, sweet tangerines, this is a gorgeously complex icewine that balances richness with concentrated flavor and a nervy acidity. Deep gold in color, this silky-smooth elixir carries mouthwatering notes of citrus, honey and flowers all the way through its super-long finish.
Smells rich and decadent, with aromas of orange marmalade and honey, but still maintains refreshing touches of citrus and pineapple throughout. It's thick and rich in the mouth, and finishes long, with excellent balance. This can easily compete with Canadian ice wines.
Atypically ripe, weighty and intense for a Finger Lakes wine, with pear and peach notes buttressed by minerally dry extract. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous and the alcohol level a relatively high 13.1%, but it finishes long and elegantly, with tongue-tingling acids.
Intensely aromatic with notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle and candied orange peel, this balances ripe tropical fruit and creamy butterscotch flavors with a shower of lemonade acidity. Made using grapes that were frozen post-harvest.
While this is dry in style, it exhibits all of the varietal’s ebullient rose and lychee tones. It has vibrant acidity and an intense, honeyed palate that’s full of rich citrus and tea leaf notes. This is full bodied, with a lingering finish.
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.