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Chateau Lafayette Reneau Riesling Seneca Lake Dry 2009

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Tangerine skins, fresh pears and a hint of petrol combine into an invigorating perfume on this fascinating Riesling. While initially soft with white peach and floral notes, the palate turns zippy and fresh with a slate-and chalk-laced minerality and a clean, lemony finish.

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Chateau Lafayette Reneau:
We cordially invite you to savor 140 acres of vineyards, ponds, and woodlands. Our brick house and renovated barn/winery are from an earlier, simpler time. The panoramic view of Seneca Lake is absolutely spellbinding. Your visit here is more than another trip to a winery. It's a vacation from daily stress. This is the ideal place to nurture wine & dreams.

External Reviews for Chateau Lafayette Reneau Riesling Seneca Lake Dry

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

Tangerine skins, fresh pears and a hint of petrol combine into an invigorating perfume on this fascinating Riesling. While initially soft with white peach and floral notes, the palate turns zippy and fresh with a slate-and chalk-laced minerality and a clean, lemony finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dry and pure, but with a nice core of ripe green apple and kiwifruit riding over a slate edge on the bright finish. Very tasty. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Chateau Lafayette Reneau has always been a favorite here at Premier, but the 2009 vintage just may put them on the national map! Showcasing a luminescent straw hue, rich, perfumed aromas, razor-sharp acidity and lush stone and citrus fruits, this wine rivals some of the best Alsatian dry Rieslings. Pair now with thick cream sauces or fatty foods, or wait a few years for it to mellow out, and serve with savory Mediterranean or vegetarian Indian dishes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Very focused and fresh, with a crackling beam of pippin apple and green melon fruit flavors that race along a nice slate underpinning. Drink now.


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

A varietally correct Riesling, possessed of a very pale straw color and green-apple and lime aromas and flavors. Itrsquo;s a bit lacking in intensity and falls off on the finish. A decent quaff.


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

Chateau Lafayette Reneau has the unprecedented honor of winning the prestigious Governorrsquo;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. Renorsquo;s wine in his own words: ldquo;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.rdquo;


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

Despite its ldquo;dryrdquo; label, this Riesling has a touch of sweetness. A Gewuuml;rz-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.


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