Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2009 Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine - 86-88pts
Availability: Direct from winery here. Select VQA stores
Cost: $29.99 (375ml)
Production: 302 cases
Date Tasted: September 30th, 2010
Tasting Notes: When conditions cooperate Tinhorn Creek produces icewine from their block of Kerner grapes (a winter-hearty cross of Riesling and Trollinger). In 2009 conditions were met and the result from the Golden Mile winery is a tasty treat of a dessert wine but one that lacks the overall intensity of the top icewines produced in BC.
The nose offers aromas of apricot, lemon rind, maple, slate mineral and smoky notes. The fully-sweet palate follows with a citrus medley of tangerine, orange rind and lemon flavours. This Oldfield Series release is appropriately priced as an entry-level icewine - one that can be enjoyed on its own or served over vanilla ice cream. Drink 2010-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2010