Riesling-Chardonnay Icewine 2010 – Isabella Winery (Richmond, BC, Canada) 

  • My Rating: D-

Riesling-Chardonnay Icewine 2010 – Isabella Winery, 13% ABV – 375 ml., (Richmond, BC, Canada) (*local BC icewine*)

on the back label:

“This unique two-in-one Icewine is blended with Riesling and Chardonnay. Bright gold in colour, with concentrated aroma’s of candied peach, apricot and honey on the nose.”


  • Style: (riesling-chardonnay) Icewine
  • Taste: Sour cloying acidic apricot white grape rough finish
  • Where I got it : @Winery
  • How much: $50 (after 15% off) – 375 ml., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Recommendable: no
  • What made an impression: too much sour acidity, dull flavour

Visual: (cellared for almost 5 years). Pours dark golden bronze orange, virtually clear with a few minute bites of sediment.

Nose: apple syrup, white grape juice, bright juicy impression. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: tangy, dense sugars mixed with alcohol

Mid-palate: more tangy-zingy acidity, (lvl-8-sweetness), sour apricot

Finish: cloying sugars, white grape juice FC (from concentrate) exhale, mild tart, rough palate

Summary: Way too sour, acidic, and lacking in bright flavours to be any good. It has the same lackluster apricot-apple flavour found in their Chardonnay Icewine [D+]. Oddly enough though, I actually liked their Riesling Icewine [B-] back when I had it in 2012. It seems they put more of the awful chardonnay in this blend and less of the delectable riesling. The final product – who wants to drink a sour icewine?