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Chateau Lafayette Reneau Riesling Seneca Lake Dry 2011

Member Review by bambie:

Very fruity & dry. I love it!

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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.

Member Reviews for Chateau Lafayette Reneau Riesling Seneca Lake Dry

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Snooth User: bambie
24964928
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/10/2010

Very fruity & dry. I love it!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/13/2007

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.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/20/2007

Acidity - peach, pear and citrus flavors. Bit of a spritz on the attack. Off-dry overall. Tasted at the winery.


Snooth User: FLNYWINO
3620587
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/24/2010

One of my favorite Rieslings


Snooth User: LennThompson
28312133
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/10/2008

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

External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

Located on a spectacular slope down to the eastern side of Seneca Lake, Lafayette Reneau has garnered particular notoriety for its Riesling, although owner Richard Reno has from its inception been pursuing a dream of emulating great Bordeaux. Reno's 2005 Riesling Dry sends up enticing aromatic signals of sweetness from the glass, with ripe honeydew melon, honeysuckle, and hints of vanilla. In the mouth this wine is delicate, clear, and lively, the lushness being confined to mere suggestion by way of ripe melon and orchard fruit flavors. Like so many Finger Lakes Rieslings labeled "dry" this in fact displays an attractive subtle sweetness in its finish that nicely supports the fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

In a lean style, with flint and lime notes and a crisp finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

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.


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