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AVALON WINE CLUB

Canadian Icewine

Paradise Ranch, Mission Hill
Kittling Ridge, Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin

"One Tiny Drop of Juice per Grape"

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Only one tiny drop of super concentrated juice can be extracted from each grape. And the weather must be perfect - below 14 degrees Farenheit. The frozen marble-like grapes are harvested in the still of a cold winter night, before the sun melts them.

Canadian Icewine is rare. Production is counted in the dozens of cases, rather than hundreds or thousands.

Authentic Icewine is very different from other dessert wines; prior to being picked in late December, the grapes freeze and then thaw eight to ten times. Each time they freeze, new and more complex flavors are released into the juice from the grape. The signature of great Icewine is the balancing tension between sweetness and acidity.

Today we offer you several of our most popular Icewines. First, the wine chosen as "Best of Show" at last month's Northwest Wine Summit - the Mission Hill Reserve Riesling Icewine 08. Next, Icewine from Avalon customers' favorite source for Icewine - Paradise Ranch.

Icewine from Kittling Ridge, Jackson Triggs, and the best known Icewine maker - Iniskillin, fill out today's list.

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Mission Hill
Reserve Riesling
Icewine 08
375 ml $49.95

$44.95

any 12 bottles

See all Icewines

"Best of Show" 2010 Northwest Wine Summit

This Reserve Riesling Icewine is lush and decadent yet vibrant and exciting, with the hallmark, sweet-tart character of great Riesling Icewine. The wine offers a wonderful bouquet and flavors of citrus, green apple, guava and praline with mouthwatering persistence and length.

Northwest Wine Summit tastes and rates over 1000 Northwest wines each year, publishing their awards in Northwest Wine Press.

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Canadian Ice Wine Sampler $177.70

save $10 off retail

1 bottle - Mission Hill
Reserve Riesling ice Wine 375 ml $49.95

This Reserve Riesling Icewine is lush and decadent yet vibrant and exciting, with the hallmark, sweet-tart character of great Riesling Icewine. The wine offers a wonderful bouquet and flavors of citrus, green apple, guava and praline with mouthwatering persistence and length.

2 bottles - Jackson Triggs
Vidal Ice Wine 07 187 ml $21.45

Rich tropical aromas of papaya, mango and apricot. Bold fruit flavors balanced with fine acidity caress the palate and conclude with an exquisite silky finish. Serve slightly chilled on its own, with fresh fruit, foie gras, or a selection of fine cheeses.

1 bottle - Paradise Ranch
Chardonnay Ice Wine 04 375 ml $49.95

"Crisp flavors of apple, pear & apricot with subtle notes of caramel." - Best Wine in North & Latin America - Vino Challenge 2008.

2 bottles - Kittling Ridge
Infusion Ice Wine 375 ml $24.95

A blend of Kittling Ridge's Vidal Ice wine with seven year barrel aged brandy, lowering the sweetness and introducing the subtle oak flavors of brandy without overwhelming the delicate ice wine.

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Mission Hill
Five Vineyards Riesling
Icewine 06
187 ml $21.45

$19.30

any 12 bottles

See all Icewines

A bright medium gold color entices the eye. Aromas explode on the nose of apricots, honey and delicious brown sugar. The palate impresses with intense richness countered by a fresh and cutting acidity that enhances the luscious nature of the wine. The huge concentration of fruit rewards your palate with a finish that goes on for minutes. An outstanding quality wine with harmony, finesse and elegance.

A small 187 ml bottle lessens the sticker shock - a wonderful size bottle for gift giving and to taste test the marvel of nature that is British Columbia Ice Wine.

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Paradise Ranch
Chardonnay Icewine 04
375 ml $49.95

$44.95

any 12 bottles

See all Icewines

Price reduction from $67

Intense mango and banana aromas, with smooth flavors of honey and baked apples.

"Crisp flavors of apple, pear & apricot with subtle notes of caramel." - Best Wine in North & Latin America - Vino Challenge 2008

Avalon customers order this Ice Wine by the case!

Paradise Ranch
Whistler Riesling Ice Wine 07
187 ml $22.95

$20.66

any 12 bottles

See all Icewines

Aromas of passionfruit and candied ginger lead to flavors of tangerine, lime and marmalade.

Serve with Roquefort, Ermite, Saint André, Triple Cream Brie, or any other full flavored or creamy cheese. Their saltiness and texture enhance and intensify the fruit flavors and bracing acidity of Icewine.

Paradise Ranch Pinot noir Ice Wine 07
375 ml $44.95

$40.46

any 12 bottles

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Price reduction from $67

A pleasing balance of roasted brown sugar and caramelized fruit with a long lasting finish.

"Cherry aromas with touches of cranberry, cinnamon and pecans, with a pleasing balance of roasted brown sugar and caramelized fruit." - Highly Recommended - Northwest Palate Magazine

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Dessert Wine Gift Packs

Northwest Wines Dessert Wine Gift
Three Bottle Sampler

$70.95

Northwest Wines Dessert Wine Gift
Six Bottle Sampler

$134.95

Northwest Wines Dessert Wine Gift
Case Sampler

$255.95

The Pacific Northwest is one of the few sources for Ice Wine, and its late harvest and dessert wines are delicious. They make lovely gifts- serve them on special occasions. Capitello's Dolcino is made by Ray Walsh, a New Zealander known for his sparkling and desert wines. Kiona's Ice Wine has been a popular gift and holiday wine for almost 20 years. Kittling Ridge is a boutique Canadian producer.

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Northwest
Icewine-Style Wines

Wines from Oregon and Washington made in the style of Icewines - in a few cases, the grapes are harvested from the vine, but in most cases, the grapes are allowed to ripen to raisin, then frozen and pressed, rather than harvesting from the vineyard. The result can be wonderful, at a much lower price.

We recommend -

Saint Chapelle
Riesling Ice Wine 375 ml $20.95

$18.86

any 12 bottles

Made in the true Icewine style, picked from the vineyard.

Covey Run
Reserve Semillon Ice Wine 06 375 ml $22.95

$20.66

any 12 bottles

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 points.

Kiona Ice Wine 08 375 ml $26.45

$23.80

any 12 bottles

J. Albin Vin Glace 07 375 ml $21.95

$19.75

any 12 bottles

Avalon favorite from the former winemaker and vineyard manager at King Estate, now on his own and making small amounts of quite exceptional wines.

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Since 1996

Northwest Wine Clubs

from Oregon & Washington Wine Specialists

Oregon Reserve Pinot Noir Club

$80/shipment - or save with one year membership

The highest rated collectable Oregon Pinots, year after year. Established stars like Beaux Freres, Bergstrom, Soter, Brick House. Cult wines like Dusky Goose, Black Cap, Shea Homer. Rising stars like Arterberry Maresh, Et Fille, Grochau, Crowley.

Northwest Big Reds Club

$80/shipment - or save with one year membership

The Wine Spectator 97 point Owen Roe Chapel Block Syrah 07 was a Big Reds Wine Club selection this spring. Highly rated wines from Owen Roe, Andrew Will, Mark Ryan, and Betz. Rising stars like O'Shea Scarborough, Abeja, Trust, and Reynvaan.

Northwest New Discoveries Club

$40/shipment - or save with one year membership

New wineries, new winemakers with insider buzz - you'll be the first to know. We sent some of the first wines of Arterberry Maresh, Evening Land, Owen Roe, Illahe, Crowley.

Re-order Club Wines for 15% off

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