Frosty Dog

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Price $14.99

Dessert Wines

General Information


Winemaker: Rick Hall  


Bottling Date: March 1, 2013 & March 6, 2013  


Cases Bottled: 113 Cases of 24 & 598 Cases of 12


Appellation: 100% Virginia Fruit




Vidal Blanc: 66%

Traminette: 34%


No Oak     100%


Steel Tank Fermented

Alcohol percent by volume: 11.5%


pH: 3.44

Titratable acidity: 0.73 g/100ml

Residual sugar: 9%

Bottle Size: 375ml

Case Size: 12 & 24

UPC: 012731195504

Not Vegetarian Safe





Frosty Dog is made from a blend of two grape varieties, Vidal Blanc and Traminette. Our Vidal grapes are grown at Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia. Planted in 2004, the vines grow at 1,150 feet above sea level in greenstone silt clay soil. These vines are trained on a Lyre trellis system and yield about 5 tons of fruit per acre. Traminette grapes are grown for us at Virginia Mountain Vineyards in Botetourt County. The vines are hand tended, growing on the eastern slope of the Allegheny Mountains at 1,650 feet above sea level. Planted in 2000, these grapes are grown on a vertical plane Smart-Dyson trellis system.

About This Wine


Gradual freezing created a concentrated juice which was used to create this opulent Ice Wine style dessert wine, crafted from Vidal Blanc and Traminette grapes. Pears, white flowers, and tropical aromas of guava and mango make up this wine’s complex aroma, while the palate features flavors of nectarine, and orange. A bright acidity enhances the long, smooth finish.

Tasting Attributes


Aroma: Pear, white flowers, guava, mango. Palate: Sweet, nectarine, orange, bright acidity. Finish: Long, smooth. Ice wine style dessert wine.

Food and Wine Pairings


Serve as dessert by itself, with nuts, or as an aperitif.

Aging Statement


Best when consumed fresh, Frosty Dog may age for six years or longer. Ideally, try some every year and enjoy the wine’s journey. Do not age excessively. Keep at uniform temperature - best between 45-55º.


Bronze Medal: 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (2011 Vintage)