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Chateau Lafayette Reneau Semidry Riesling 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

A refreshing peach nose and honeysuckle with delicate citrus fruit flavorsthat dance in the mouth. The lingering spicy pear finish and lively texturereveals an abundance of Riesling character. The reason fish were created.

Region: USA » New York » Finger Lakes

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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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 Semidry Riesling

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

Showing gorgeously, with honeysuckle, spring flower, clove and holiday spice tones. There's well-defined acidity and a lingering apple cider note. Try with cod in a miso sauce.


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

Open-knit, with friendly peach, heather and blanched almond notes backed by a slightly off-dry feel on the finish.


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

As an avid collector of vinyl record albums, I know how annoying a skip can be. Customers who have been reading (possibly collecting) Premier catalogs for many years might notice that this is the fifth or sixth time I have chosen the new vintage of this wine (formerly Johannisberg Riesling) as my catalog pick. Too bad, because this Riesling is just that darn good. Offering signature ripe peach and pear on the nose, and fresh citrus and stone fruit in the mouth, balanced by the nice acidic structure that this Riesling vineyard has come to be known for, with a perfect fruity finish, this wine continues the standard of excellence it has set for the last 22 vintages. Enjoy the semi-dry with a lighter meal or all by itself.


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

Generous, with a flattering off-dry edge to the anise, apple and kiwifruit flavors. There's nice richness and length on the finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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

Oh, the tongue-tingling acidity, and how it plays nicely with the refreshing honeyed, sweetness of this Riesling! This is an easy answer to the ldquo;What should we drink tonight?rdquo; question. The citrus-like acidity balances its fresh tangerine, apple and honeysuckle fruit. The finish is a peachy-pear montage which will keep you lifting your glass for more.


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

2006 is a classic year for Riesling in the Finger Lakes and I could not wait to try this yearrsquo;s Riesling from Chateau Lafayette Reneau. This vineyard on the southeast shore of Seneca Lake has won the Governorrsquo;s Cup multiple times, and this wine just took a Double Gold and was named ldquo;Best International White Winerdquo; at the prestigious Riverside International Wine Competition. Very clean and full citrus nose of grapefruit with vibrant acidity and a full array of stone fruit (very peachy) and citrus in the mouth leading so a long finish. This wine is perfect alone but will pair fantastically with a wide variety of food.


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

Showing gorgeously, with honeysuckle, spring flower, clove and holiday spice tones. Therersquo;s well-defined acidity and a lingering apple cider note. Try with cod in a miso sauce.


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A refreshing peach nose and honeysuckle with delicate citrus fruit flavorsthat dance in the mouth. The lingering spicy pear finish and lively texturereveals an abundance of Riesling character. The reason fish were created.

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