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While Red Mountain is known for big, powerful red wine, it’s also an exceedingly good place to grow white varietals. The Kiona Estate vineyard has 4 acres of Chenin Blanc planted in a depression, ensuring a consistent freeze year-in, year-out. We don’t pick Ice Wine until the grapes are naturally frozen in the vineyard (at least 17 ̊F for 8 hours).
Ice Wine is one of the world’s most elusive and delicious elixirs. We prefer to use Chenin Blanc, a varietal that allows for robust acidity and intense green and tropical fruit avors. Our philosophy with this wine is to emphasize acidity over outright sweetness, a tactic that ensures we produce a balanced, crisp wine that dances on the tongue.
- Winemaker, Luisa Ponzi
"Bramble berry, chocolate, basil, rose petal and blackberry mingle with fresh aromatics of sea air and oyster shell. The mouth is generous and full with notes of cassis, creamy dolce de leche, nutmeg, hazelnuts and plum preserves. Balanced acidity and fine tannins bring structure and length to the long finish." -WINEMAKER LUISA PONZI
Wine Enthusiast - “This is a block selection from a 2005 planting at the Aurora Vineyard, designed to replicate the original Abetina vines. It's silky and saturated, and scents of roses and flavors of figs and black cherries abound. Details of nutmeg and mocha contribute further length and interest. It should drink well into the mid-2020s, but it is flat-out delicious already, so no need to wait.” -95 Points