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98 • Balletto Vineyards 2009 Estate, "Vin de Paille", Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley $65/375 ml.
Bright pure gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of honeyed golden raisins, pineapple creme brulee and apricot cake with a rich, satiny sweet and fruit medium-full body and a long, spicy apple pie and mineral accented finish. A delicious and pure dessert wine comparable to the finest Alsatian SGN. (tasted on Dec-10-2012)
89 • Johnson Estate 2011 Estate Grown, Sparkling Ice Wine, Lake Erie $49.99/375 ml.
Pretty golden amber color. Aromas of nougat and golden raisin compote with a tingling, effervescent sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy peach sorbet and soda, apple pie and peppery spice finish. A rather unique and very fun dessert wine. (tasted on Dec-10-2012)
83 • Robert Hall Winery 2011 Margaret's Vineyard, Orange Muscat, Paso Robles $15. Sustainability in Practice Certified
Silvery straw green color. Aromas of lemon yogurt and taffy with a soft, moderately sweet light body and a breezy lime sherbet and apple butter accented finish. (tasted on Dec-10-2012)
83 • Johnson Estate 2011 Estate Grown, Ice Wine of Chambourcin, Lake Erie $34.99/375 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Tawny red color. Aromas of ironed linen, lemon-herb soap, chestnut honey, and raisin cake with a glycerous, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, earthy, nougat accented finish. (tasted on Dec-10-2012)