Top 10 Icewines from Ontario and BC: Inniskillin Chardonnay Icewine, Megalomaniac Riesling Icewine, Ganton & Larsen Propect Vidal Icewine, Jackson-Triggs Gewurztraminer Icewine

What could be more festive than icewine in the winter. Here are some of my favourites. It always helps to have some back-up choices in case those below are already sold out.

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Natalie

2007 Inniskillin Wines Chardonnay Icewine, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Oh my goodness this is fantastic! How to make your taste buds happy. Round and generous with lusciously ripe Asian pear, gala apples and honey melon. Aged in Canadian oak. Lovely. Drink: 2011-2021

Price: $40.00
Score: 93/100

Pair with: fresh apricots stuffed with marscapone containing walnuts; goat cheese salad toppings, triple cream brie with apple or pear chutneys.

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2010 Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Kerner Icewine Oldfield Series, Okanagan Valley, BC

Lovely dessert wine with rich, unctuous layers of apricot and honey aromas. Drink: 2011-2015.

Price: $29.99
Score: 90/100

Pair with: biscotti

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2009 Reif Estate Riesling Icewine, V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario

Superb! Aromas of honeyed apricots, tangerine zest and marmalade. Yet there's also a lovely seam of acidity that silver-snakes its way through this wine and maintains a nervy, exciting balance.Drink: 2012-2020.

Price: $29.95
Score: 94/100

Pair with: brie or camembert cheeses, citrus-infused cakes.

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2009 Ganton & Larsen Propect Winery Vidal Icewine The Lost Bars, Okanagan

Gorgeous apricot preserves, orange marmalade and peach jam aromas. Rich and luscious; perfect dessert wine. Some caramel and cinnamon on the finish. Opulent and seductive. Drink: 2009-2018.

Price: $39.99
Score: 91/100

Pair with: dried or fresh fruit, mild cheeses, pastries or custards or after dinner drink on its own.

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2007 Open Vidal Icewine, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Superb! Apricot and honey with an underlay of rich butterscotch. Half the price of most icewines. Drink: 2011-2018.

Price: $29.95
Score: 91/100

Pair with: dessert or as dessert on its own.

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2007 Megalomaniac Riesling Icewine Coldhearted John Howard Cellars Of Distinction, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Honey drizzled pear and peach with a sweet surrender on the finish. Drink: 2011-2017.

Price: $28.95
Score: 91/100

Pair with: cinnamon-spiced pumpkin pie.

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2007 Jackson-Triggs Gewurztraminer Icewine Proprietors' Grand Reserve, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

A terrific dessert wine that will cap a wonderful meal. Redolent of ripe apricot, peach and pear preserves. Lovely honey-infused finish. Bring it on! Drink: 2011-2020.

Price: $64.95
Score: 93/100

Pair with: rich pâtés, fresh fruit, rich (but not overly sweet) desserts, fine cheeses.

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2007 Flourish Wines Vidal Icewine, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

A gorgeous apricot, honeyed dessert wine with lovely layers of hedonistically ripe peach preserves. Walk your senses through a tropical fruit grove on a summer's day. Liquid lovely! Drink: 2011-2016.

Price: $18.95
Score: 90/100

Pair with: dessert on its own, fruit-based desserts.

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2008 Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

The Cabernet Franc grapes for this gorgeous icewine were grown in the Short Hills Bench vineyard. Rich and inviting with seductive aromas of raspberries and field berries. Lovely! Drink: 2011-2015.

Price: $39.95
Score: 90/100

Pair with: Fruit based desserts, soft cheeses.

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2007 Ziraldo Estate Riesling Icewine, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Peach perfect! Can one wine define the essence of nectar fruit? I think so now. This is a revelation but I guess it shouldn’t be surprising coming from the man who co-founded Inniskillin. Gorgeous aromas of Asian pear, honey and apricot. You need nothing more. Drink: 2010-2016.

Price: $59.00
Score: 94/100

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