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Very fruity & dry. I love it!
Nose is very fruity, floral and almost sweet. It is however very steely in the mouth. Very acidic, opens with almost a spritz in its tartness. This is quickly balanced by some nice floral and mineral notes.
Acidity - peach, pear and citrus flavors. Bit of a spritz on the attack. Off-dry overall. Tasted at the winery.
One of my favorite Rieslings
Light, crisp nose with under-ripe peach, Bartlett pear and golden delicious apple aromas. It's definitely off-dry (more like semi-sweet actually) but its acidity is lively and crisp, balancing the wine nicely. It's simple, with pear flavors sandwiched between the sugar and the acidity. The finish had a slightly off-putting tartness that bordered on sourness.
External Reviews for Chateau Lafayette Reneau Riesling Seneca Lake Dry
Appealingly dry with apple-like tartness, but with rich, elegant melon fruit that makes it a great quaffer as well as a superb food wine.
A varietally correct Riesling, possessed of a very pale straw color and green-apple and lime aromas and flavors. It's a bit lacking in intensity and falls off on the finish. A decent quaff.
Chateau Lafayette Reneau has the unprecedented honor of winning the prestigious Governor's Cup (best wine in the state) two of the last three years, thanks to a combination of a great climate on the eastern side of Seneca Lake, a talented winemaker (Tim Miller) and an owner (Dick Reno) dedicated to quality. Mr. Reno's wine in his own words: "A pale yellow color with a nose reminiscent of melon and honeysuckle. The tight acid structure and rich flavors of honeydew melon dominate the mid palate and lead to a smooth, lemony finish."
This is the 2000 vintage of last years Governors Cup winner (the highest award given in New York) and the first 2000 Finger Lakes Riesling I've tasted. I'm very impressed. The color is pale golden, the nose is full, very ripe peach. On the palate, the fruit flavors continue and are accentuated by bright acidity. Lightly effervescent, delicious now and I look forward to drinking it for years to come.
Crisp and juicy, with lime, peach and stony notes. Tangy finish cries for food. Tasty. Drink now.
Despite its "dry" label, this Riesling has a touch of sweetness. A Gewürz-like nose of spicy lychee and rose petal dominates, with some aromatic mint notes. In the mouth, the fruit is more generic and candied, but has nice hints of mineral. Finishes with spice and citrus pith.
Open and forward for a dry style, with green apple, lime and fennel seed notes that linger on the juicy, medium-weight finish. Drink now through 2009.