Reif Winery Cabernet Icewine Grand Reserve 2016
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Cabernet Icewine Grand Reserve 2016

VQA Niagara River

Vintage & Viticulture

Weather conditioned varied greatly throughout the year but overall temperatures fell in the normal range and rainfall was normal to above normal. Harvest time arrived with a warm September but October saw untimely rains which made things trickier. Overall it was a good harvest.

Winemaker’s Notes

The first vintage was done in 2000 and was the first Cab Sauvignon Icewine ever made. The grapes were perfectly frozen and the juice flowed in a beautiful ruby colour at 38.8 brix. The fermentation was slow and steady and alcohol reached 10.5% which was ideal for this vintage. The 2013 vintage gave us a perfect balance of fruit and acidity.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of grandma’s homemade strawberry jam. Sweet raspberry and rhubarb pie displayed with a ruby rose colour. On the palate sweet strawberry jam finishing with a smooth texture, sweet red berries and a refreshing acid to balance the sweetness. Indulge and enjoy with chocolate truffles or dark to milk chocolate. All chocolate is good with this Cabernet Icewine.

Residual Sugar:225g/L


Brix At Harvest:38.8

Total Acidity:8.8g/L

Release Date:October 1, 2018


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"The Reif Team truly appreciates your support over the many years and we look forward to brighter days when we can celebrate together with glass of wine in wine country. In the meantime as a token of our appreciation, we are pleased to extend free shipping of six bottles or more in Ontario so you can enjoy your favourite wine in the comfort and safety of your own home. I have also reduced prices on some of your favourite wines as I know many are facing unanticipated financial stress.

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