We have found some good, not bank breaking ice wine out of Germany as well, but due to the process necessary to create wine, as well as the yield, it tends to be expensive.
The eis wine is really sweet but good.
A wine I LOVE that isn't quite as sweet, (more like Moscato) is a Reisling called "RELAX". OMG it's good. No sharp taste like some reislings can have, and soooo smooth. It's in a dark blue bottle with the word "Relax" going down the bottle.
Willamette Valley Vineyards has an Oregon Blossom that I recall being rather sweet. It was one of the only wines I'd drink when I first started - I think many people start out only liking the sweet wines, but eventually progress to the non-sweet stuff.
I love a good red. The mere thought of sweet wine gives me a headache now!
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You should also look into Sauternes. It's a very sweet grape varietal from Bordeux—they can be pricey, but they often sell in half-bottles. They're so sweet that that's really all you need.
oh snap! Sauternes are some of my favourites! I think I'm pushing like 140 bottles I find vintage and house are very important or they can become cloying. I love the 2001's (one of the best vintages) where most producers did great. Just had a 88 d"Yquem recently which was just lovely.
I also love German TBA's and ice wines. Pretty amazing stuff. I imported some auction bottles that blew my socks off.
Also love Kracher TBA's from Austria. Great value for amazing juice. Terrible that Alois passed away.
What are some of your specific favourite sweeties from Sauternes?
P.S.And I and very strict that dessert is not paired with these wines, they stand alone or go great with savory foods!!
[QUOTE=Ajierene;6686519]If you can get your hands on it....Eis Wein is the sweetest. Oh it is SO good!
It is originally made only in German, on the Rhein river, but as it's popularity spread, so has it's locations of origin. There is some made in Canada that is less expensive than Eiswein from Germany. [Quote]
Check out German TBA's. They are nomsy as well! I was blown away by this producer. Also their regular Rieslings are great too. Not cheap but for sure worth it.