Wine of the week
2009 Mission Hill Family Estate Riesling Icewine, British Columbia: It's no fun making ice wine. The grapes are left on the vine past Christmas, picked with frigid fingers only when they're frozen solid, then pressed under great pressure to extract the supersweet juice and acids from the ice. But the flavors are worth it - sweet honey, apricots and spices, crisp enough not to cloy. It's $59 per 375-milliliter bottle.