Joseph Phelps 2016 Eisrebe (375ML) – Dessert Wine




Dessert, Fortified & Fruit Wine by Joseph Phelps from Napa Valley, California. The 2016 Eisrebe opens with heady aromas of lemon curd, citrus peel, honeysuckle and tropical fruit notes. The wine is exceptionally concentrated with balanced acidity and an opulent texture.


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Dessert, Fortified & Fruit Wine by Joseph Phelps from Napa Valley, California. The 2016 Eisrebe opens with heady aromas of lemon curd, citrus peel, honeysuckle and tropical fruit notes. The wine is exceptionally concentrated with balanced acidity and an opulent texture to fully showcase the fresh peach, lemon verbena, wild flower honey and vanilla creme br lee characteristics highlighted throughout the palate and long, pleasing finish. One of the few Scheurebe plantings in California, the grapes were handpicked and frozen to -5 F followed by a partial thawing before a long, gentle pressing. The juice was fermented in stainless steel at a cool temperature to retain the subtle aromatics of this variety. In 1994, the desire to produce an ice wine, or Eiswein, as it is called in Germany, prompted Joseph Phelps Vineyards to adopt a unique program whereby Scheurebe grapes would be picked late in the season and then frozen, thus concentrating their high sugar levels. The resulting wine was called Eisrebe, a play on the German words Eis (ice) and Rebe (vine). Although German Eiswiens are produced from fruit that is actually picked frozen on the vine, we found that by freezing the grapes ourselves we could fashion a delicious dessert wine that is viscous and smooth, with excellent acidity to balance the sweetness. Bottled in 375ml only.



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