Sunday, December 18, 2005

Sheldrake Point Scores 91 From Wine Spectator

Sheldrake Point Riesling Finger Lakes Ice Wine 2004 scored 91 points in the November 30, 2005 edition of Wine Spectator. James Molesworth opined, "Elegant...peach, dried pineapple, and orange blossom notes." This is one of the most expensive Ice Wines made in the U.S., but is still a mere pittance compared to what is being charged by comparable wines from our Canadian neightbors.

According to the winery: "Harvested in January from vine-frozen grapes, this fine dessert wine expresses subtle aromas and silky, full flavors of baked apples and peaches; all supported by a mouth-watering acidity and a racy, sweet finish."

The other nice news it that the Sheldrake Point Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2004 scored a respectable 86 points.

Congrats to the folks at Sheldrake Point!