Sikera (Apple-Icewine) – Isabella Winery (Richmond, BC , Canada)

  • My Rating: FAIL

Sikera (apple wine & Icewine blend) – Isabella Winery, 11% ABV – 200 ml., (Richmond, BC, Canada) (*local BC fruit wine*)

on the back label:

“A truly unique wine. This tantalizing blend of apples and Icewine is full of flavours that are reminiscent of apple pie. Exquisite with cheese or delightful on its own.”


  • Style: (Apple wine + Icewine blend) Dessert Wine
  • Taste: Moldy cloying sweet apple syrup generic icewine
  • Where I got it : @Winery
  • How much: $10 (after 15% off) – 200 ml., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: never

Visual: (cellared for at least 3 years), real cork intact. Pours deep brandy orange, clear as water.

Nose: syrupy apple juice, icewine grapey density. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: thick incoming sugars

Mid-palate: background rotten fruit/mold (I suspect from the cork), (lvl-10-sweetness), dense apple juice, generic sweet grapey icewine

Finish: very cloying sugars, apple juice exhale, residual light tangy

Summary: Very basic apple sweetness with some icewine notes, but there’s no structure or complexity to it, just cloying. To top it off it had a moldy flavour to it which got somewhat covered up by the sugars. The last 50mls were a drain pour. Absolutely awful.