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2020 Reif Estate Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine

2020 Reif Estate Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine

Here’s something a little different that popped up, and we’re glad we were able to taste it, because it’s a wine that you hear about occasionally, but perhaps not enough.

This is an icewine from Canada, that is aroma and flavor packed, big in the mouth, sweet in the finish, perfect for a night cap or with dessert, or to be the dessert itself.

Reif Estate Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine
Reif Estate Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine

It starts with a beautiful presentation of a tall, thin 375ml bottle in the long tube. Costco’s price is $29.99, but online you’ll see it selling for anywhere between $50-$80, so quite the discount at Costco.

The wine is made from 100% Vidal which is a hardy hybrid grape produced from the Ugni Blanc variety. Icewine is made with frozen grapes, picked from the vine, yielding small amounts of juice, so it takes a lot of grapes to make each bottle; hence why they can get a little pricey.

In the glass the wine is a deep golden in color which you can see in the photos. Huge aromas jumping out of the glass, peach and mango.

In the mouth is tropical fruit, more peach and apricot with some caramel and honey notes towards the finish. Sweet but not too overly so.

Reif Estate Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine

Served chilled after a meal, this wine was delicious, and would be a replacement dessert for us any day of the week. Also pairing with cheesecake or soft cheese would be amazing.

It’s difficult for us to rate a wine like this on the standard point scale as we don’t have a huge context for the world of icewines. So we’ll give it a thumbs up, and look forward to rotating in more of these icewines wines when we’re looking for something on the sweet side.

Costco item number: 751167

Alc. 10%

This wine was received as a sample for the purpose of writing this review. All reviews are written at the discretion of the individual reviewer. Opinions of the reviewer do not necessarily reflect those of as a whole, and reviewers are not paid for their reviews by wineries or their affiliated distributors. We at believe that wine preferences and opinions are often subjective and highly individualistic. Our scores are based on our individual perception of a wine and how well it reflects the area in which the grapes are grown, the expression of the grapes, and also the quality of the finished product. We remind readers that we are 100% independent of Costco Wholesale Corporation, and are simply of a group of Costco wine fans looking to try new wines and share our favorites with this community.

K ehrhardt

Sunday 13th of August 2023

Where to find item 751167 ice wine

Randy Gonchar

Saturday 8th of July 2023

I bought this at the Waltham MA store for $45 at the beginning of June.

Bill Korthals

Saturday 8th of July 2023

I'm from Buffalo. Wines from that area where Reif is (Niagara on the Lake ON) are outstanding. I wish I'd see it down here in SC. Grab it if you can.

Eugene Abravanel

Wednesday 5th of July 2023

Any chance that Costco will carry any Tokaji aszu wines from Hungary?


Wednesday 5th of July 2023

@Eugene Abravanel, I saw them in Costco locations in Colorado back in April. I think Thornton CO had them among other CO Costco locations.


Wednesday 5th of July 2023

We would love to see some show up but haven’t yet.

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