Jackson-Triggs, located just north of the Washington border, is a project of entrepreneur Don Triggs. Triggs is CEO of Vincor, which also owns several other Canadian wineries, including Inniskillin. Jackson-Triggs is known for varietals such as Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc, but like many other wineries in Canada, also makes a specialty icewine. With its gorgeous, ripe flavors of white fruit and its current of tangy acidity, the Jackson-Triggs 1998 Grand Reserve is a classic expression of icewine.
A note: Icewines are rare and may be difficult to find, but they’re worth the search. No mistake about it.
INNISKILLIN 1999 RIESLING ICEWINE, $65
Classy and bright. Match it with terrine of foie gras.
MAGNOTTA 1998 VIDAL ICEWINE, $28
Spicy and lush. Try pouring it over vanilla-bean ice cream.
JACKSON-TRIGGS 1998 RIESLING GRAND RESERVE ICEWINE, $45
Ripe and tangy. Pair it with fruit-based desserts.