Boundary Breaks Vineyard Riesling Ice Wine 2018 / 375 ml.

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Stunning papaya nose, then a very concentrated and succulent palate with a very vibrant finish that whips you along at a terrific clip. Drink or hold.
RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Feb 2019
The 2018 Riesling Ice Wine, made by winemaker David Breeden, was picked on January 14, 2018, and bottled on July 1, 2018. It comes in with 11.8% alcohol, 184 grams of residual sugar and 7.4 of total acidity. This, the winery is proud to point out, is a “true” ice wine — frozen on the vine, not cryogenically. The difference, they say, “is the level of concentration… prior to fermentation,” which they described as 27.29 Brix for cryogenic versus close to 40 for this wine frozen on the vine. “Additionally, grapes left out in the elements turn brown and have a raisin-like quality… the ‘Maillard Reaction’… converts sugars and amino acids into new compounds which are responsible for new and distinctive flavors…” After that buildup, you expect me to tell you this is dense and concentrated and all that? Sort of. It has plenty of concentration, but we are still in the Finger Lakes. Ice Wine, actually, is often surprisingly fresh and elegant, and not just in the Finger Lakes. It does not seem either thick or cloying, but it has a perfect expression of Riesling that doesn’t fade. It has all the complexity the winery mentioned. It is all about the fruit and character, although it could use a bit more depth. After two days in the fridge, it was brighter, livelier and better, every grape, seemingly, defined and expressive as it sat on the tongue. I bet this ages well, perhaps better than anticipated, but you can enjoy this incarnation right now if you must. It will be better in a couple of years and very different in ten — they are often more interesting with age and gentle oxidation. There were 400 six-packs produced (375-milliliter bottles, to which the price refers).

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JS94 94 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Tuesday, October 30, 2018)

Stunning papaya nose, then a very concentrated and succulent palate with a very vibrant finish that whips you along at a terrific clip. Drink or hold.

RP92 92 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (28th Feb 2019)

The 2018 Riesling Ice Wine, made by winemaker David Breeden, was picked on January 14, 2018, and bottled on July 1, 2018. It comes in with 11.8% alcohol, 184 grams of residual sugar and 7.4 of total acidity. This, the winery is proud to point out, is a “true” ice wine — frozen on the vine, not cryogenically. The difference, they say, “is the level of concentration… prior to fermentation,” which they described as 27.29 Brix for cryogenic versus close to 40 for this wine frozen on the vine. “Additionally, grapes left out in the elements turn brown and have a raisin-like quality… the ‘Maillard Reaction’… converts sugars and amino acids into new compounds which are responsible for new and distinctive flavors…” After that buildup, you expect me to tell you this is dense and concentrated and all that? Sort of. It has plenty of concentration, but we are still in the Finger Lakes. Ice Wine, actually, is often surprisingly fresh and elegant, and not just in the Finger Lakes. It does not seem either thick or cloying, but it has a perfect expression of Riesling that doesn’t fade. It has all the complexity the winery mentioned. It is all about the fruit and character, although it could use a bit more depth. After two days in the fridge, it was brighter, livelier and better, every grape, seemingly, defined and expressive as it sat on the tongue. I bet this ages well, perhaps better than anticipated, but you can enjoy this incarnation right now if you must. It will be better in a couple of years and very different in ten — they are often more interesting with age and gentle oxidation. There were 400 six-packs produced (375-milliliter bottles, to which the price refers).

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Officially established in 1982, the Finger Lakes region has a storied history of wine production in New York State and is recognized the world over. The deep glacially formed lakes offer sublime growing conditions thanks to the sloping hillsides and moderating effect the lakes have on the temperature of the surrounding area.

The main growing regions are centered around Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake (which each have their own AVAs) but quality wine is being made throughout the region. Riesling is the belle of the ball in the Finger Lakes (oftentimes being compared to the Rieslings of Germany) but success has been had with Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and others.

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Seeing as our store is located in the midst of New York's wine regions, we have a special affinity for New York wines. And so should you! New York is now producing some of the world's best Rieslings and Pinot Noirs, and there are lots of other terrific wines made from grapes like Catawba, Niagara, Cabernet Franc and others being produced here, as well. Every year, the quality, reputation, and demand for New York wines continue to soar. What are you waiting for? Uncork New York!

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SKU 47992
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Boundary Breaks Vineyard Riesling Ice Wine
Country United States
Region New York
District Finger Lakes
Product Location - Location-Appellation Finger Lakes
Package Size 375 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 11.1%
Brand Boundary Breaks Vineyard
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 94.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type none
Grape(s) Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale 14.00
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SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 29, 2020
This is very pure and focused, with a honeysuckle edge and a piercing core of white peach, star fruit and yellow apple flavors, all backed by a racy quinine echo on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 125 cases made.
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