Dessert Wine

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2014-Jan-VEW-2011VidalIcewineBTLVineland Estates 2011 Select Late Harvest Vidal

~ January 2014
Candied citrus, honey and dried fig all leap out of the glass from this complex wine. The pleasant mild sweetness is balanced with a refreshing acidity and the finish is long and clear. This wine begs you to take a moment, set out your favourite cheese, sip and ponder the beauty within this world.
Alcohol Percent: 11.0 % 
LCBO Sweetness Descriptor: Sweet 

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CHEESE PAIRING:
Classic Raclette (pasteurized cow’s milk)

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2012Jan - 500ml-vice-webVineland Estates VICE – Vodka Icewine Martini

~ January 2012
The first ever Icewine martini. Vidal Icewine provides luscious peach and apricot flavour and some sweetness that are balanced by the smooth intensity of vodka.  Served chilled from fridge or freezer, Pour into VICE martini glass.  Garnish with grapes. Serve and Enjoy!
Alcohol Percentage: 22.5%
Content: Vineland Estate Vidal Icewine & Canadian Made Vodka

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CHEESE PAIRING:
Le Riopelle – Fromagerie Hamel (unpasteurized cow’s milk)

 

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2008CabernetSauvignonIcewine2Vineland Estates 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine

~ July 2011
A ripe bouquet of field berries on the nose. The taste is packed with strawberries and cranberry acidity that mellows out to end in a crisp mouth feel. The sweetness in the Icewine is just enough to make you want more and more. Truly a gem!
Alcohol Percentage: 10.8%
LCBO Sugar Code: 21

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CHEESE PAIRING:
Bleu d’Elizabeth (organic, raw cow)

 

 

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2011July-Ridgepoint-2008LHCabSauvBTLRidgepoint 2008 Late Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon

~ July 2011
The grapes used in the Late Harvest were harvested at the same time as the icewine grapes. This light coral coloured wine displays lovely aromas and flavours of tart red berry fruit, including strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and candied lemon peel. The wine’s sweetness is nicely balanced by refreshing acidity.
Alcohol Percent: 11.0%
LCBO Sugar Code: 11

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CHEESE PAIRING:

Le Riopelle (cow’s milk)

 

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2012Jan - 500ml-vice-webVineland Estates VICE Vodka Icewine Martini

~ January 2011
Subtle notes of apricot, peach and other tropical fruits like lychee occur naturally (nothing artificial added) on the nose and on the palate. The pureness of the Vodka joins on the palate and provides a powerful yet approachable finish.
Alcohol By Volume: 21%
Contents: Vineland Estates Vidal Icewine 100% Canadian Vodka

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CHEESE PAIRING:

Chevre Noir (Pasteurized goat cheddar)