Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Seneca Lake Ice Wine 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Mineral and dried orange peel greet the nose with a hint of dried apricot backing things up. Fairly dry in the mouth, this shows some lovely richness. The bright acidity remains rather well planted in the apricot, orange marmalade and faintly red berry-topped fruit of the mid-palate. The finish turns back to the mineral side, with pretty good length and lovely insinuations of red fruit and grapefruit pith. This is very complete with a fine texture, good balance and attractive flavors. 90pts

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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars:
Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning wines with his own grapes since the 1990 vintage. Mark's family has been in the Seneca Lake grape business since the time of his great grandfather, and since the 1940s has produced vitis labrusca and French-American hybrid grapes for sale to big wine producers like Taylor and Widmer. As the giants be... Read more
Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning wines with his own grapes since the 1990 vintage. Mark's family has been in the Seneca Lake grape business since the time of his great grandfather, and since the 1940s has produced vitis labrusca and French-American hybrid grapes for sale to big wine producers like Taylor and Widmer. As the giants began to stumble and estate wineries emerged in the wake of the Farm Winery Act of 1976, Mark took over the family business in 1978 and shifted the emphasis of the family farm to cultivating premium vitis vinifera grapes to supply the budding new wineries. Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars was the logical culmination of generations of grape-growing knowledge and decades of Mark's viticultural experience. The soaring Greek Revival building, which was designed by Ithacan native Bruce Corson, opened on August 30, 1992, and offers visitors unparalleled views of more than 25 miles of water on Seneca Lake. Lamoreaux Landing is aptly named after a 19th century steamboat landing on Seneca Lake, and the pilings from this dock can still be seen below the vineyards down on the lake. However, this connection to the deep waters of Seneca Lake extends way beyond a geographical namesake or signature view. In the winter months, radiant heat from the lake insulates nearby vineyards, protecting the vines even on the coldest days when the air temperature in the region drops below zero degrees Farenheit, which is cold enough to kill delicate European vines like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The original vineyards are planted on lands recognized as far back as the 1800s as ideal for grape cultivation. Superior soil content, gently sloping hills, unusual prevailing wind patterns, ample sunlight, and proximity to the deep waters of Seneca Lake are all important ingredients that contribute to the production of Lamoreaux Landing's premium estate-bottled wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Seneca Lake Ice Wine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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Vintage: 2010 07/16/2012

Mineral and dried orange peel greet the nose with a hint of dried apricot backing things up. Fairly dry in the mouth, this shows some lovely richness. The bright acidity remains rather well planted in the apricot, orange marmalade and faintly red berry-topped fruit of the mid-palate. The finish turns back to the mineral side, with pretty good length and lovely insinuations of red fruit and grapefruit pith. This is very complete with a fine texture, good balance and attractive flavors. 90pts


External Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Seneca Lake Ice Wine

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 09/10/2012

Bright and well-defined, with pure pear and jasmine notes backed by a mouthwatering edge on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

Elegantly fruity, with restrained honeydew and white peach flavors, Lamoreaux Landingandrsquo;s Red Oak Vineyards Riesling is just off-dry with a refreshingly zingy profile. Mineral tones on the midpalate carry through to a pristine finish marked by sprightly green herbs and florals.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

From a four-acre riesling vineyard just a stoneandrsquo;s throw from Seneca Lake, this elegant, citrusy white has scents of pomelo and orange oil. The flavors are bright and citrusy as well, buoyed along by a lean, rippling acidity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Still a touch taut, with a nice crunchy edge to the green apple, pear skin and green plum notes, all backed by a mouthwatering finish that lets a bitter almond note linger. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

From a four-acre riesling vineyard just a stonersquo;s throw from Seneca Lake, this elegant, citrusy white has scents of pomelo and orange oil. The flavors are bright and citrusy as well, buoyed along by a lean, rippling acidity.




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