Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ferrante Vidal Ice Wine 2012 (OH) (Video Review)

This review was conducted at the EWE 2014 Blogger Station. Participating panel included Hudson Cattell, Linda Jones McKee, Michael Kaiser, Martha Giomousis, Doug Fabbioli, and many others.
The Ferrante Family has been selling wine since 1937 when Anna and Nicholas Ferrante opened their first winery in Cleveland's Collinwood area. In the 1970's, sons Peter and Anthony built state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in the family's Harpersfield Township vineyards.

In the 1980's, their families opened a thriving restaurant to showcase wine with food. Then, in November 1994, a fire destroyed the restaurant. Fortunately, a firewall saved the wine production, cellar and warehouse. In 1995, the Ferrante family pulled together body and spirit to rebuild their dream. "Today, a State of the Art Winery operation, a spacious Tasting Room, and our Full-Service Restaurant welcomes our guests."
Website notes on the wine:
Vidal Blanc Ice Wine (375ml. bottle)  Select grapes frozen on the vine. Aromas and flavors of honey, melon, and brown sugar. GOLD MEDAL 2006 RIVERSIDE (CA) INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION. Finished at 20% residual sugar.   $28.99