Written By Treve Ring Dessert Wines Feb 10, 2010 Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOkanagan Valley $35-40 for 200ml, $60-65 for 375mlThis was such an easy choice for this week. Why? Because Inniskillin Icewine dominance is realized worldwide. Because the company’s icewine was selected by Oprah Winfrey as a Valentine’s Day suggestion this year. Because it was served to accompany the dessert course at the Nobel Prize dinner at which president Obama received his Peace Prize in December 2009. Because here, on the eve of the Winter Olympics and the world’s attention on BC, we should recognize Canada’s famous contribution to the wine world. Because Valentine’s Day is next weekend. And most important – because it’s delicious!Ripe peach and apricot aromas lead to rich flavours of juicy pear, orange, apple and intense apricot. Lush and tropical – with a bright Riesling acidity to balance out the incredible creamy sweetness.This precious elixir was made from hand harvested Riesling grapes naturally frozen on the vine from highly regarded Dark Horse Vineyard. Only a few drops of highly concentrated juice come from each frozen bunch. This particular vintage was harvested on New Year’s Day, 2008. We’re spoiled in B.C. with a climate suitable for annual icewine production. For the majority of the globe, icewine is a rare delicacy.The conditions required to produce icewine are harsh, regulated and strict – in a nutshell: grapes must be frozen naturally on the vine at a minimum temperature of -8 degrees celcius, for a minimum of 4 hours and at least 35 Brix sweetness. The grapes must be picked and pressed immediately – usually in the vineyard (don’t forget it’s below freezing!). I’d say that easily deserves a gold medal.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) By Treve Ring – online web editorIce WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Dessert Wines / Fortified Wine / Red Wine / Rosé / Sparkling Wine / White Wine February 4, 2013 Westside Wine Trails – Sip With Your Sweetheart Event The Westside Wine Trail wineries return for their annual Sip with Your Sweetheart Event in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All nine wineries of ... Read More Dessert Wines January 16, 2013 Icewine: Our Canadian Love Story Icewine: our Canadian love story We poke fun at what makes us Canadian. Things we’ve adopted as identity, like maple syrup, toques, and back bacon ... Read More Comments are closed.