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Fox Run Dry Riesling Finger Lakes 2013

External Review by WineExpress.com:

With every vintage it becomes clearer that New York’s Finger Lakes region Rieslings are world class. The similarities to Germany’s Mosel are numerous; both are cool climate regions, both have slate-filled soil which provides good drainage and a distinct mineral character to the grapes, both have the warming effect of a body of water. For this 2013 Dry Riesling grapes were sourced from three estate vineyard blocks at about 600 feet elevation on the banks of Seneca Lake. 2013 presented considerable challenges. Heavy rain throughout June and July slowed ripening and made vineyard access difficult. To everyone’s delight, the rains stopped mid-August and the following seven weeks brought the driest, warmest weather in memory. The fruit was gently crushed and pressed with fermentation conducted at moderate temperatures. The wines were chilled just before reaching dryness to leave just a hint of residual sugar. It is a classic example of the style of wine that has made the Finger Lakes world famous with aromas of lime zest and wet rocks. In the mouth, this wine displays abundant citrus, quince and apple fruit flavors balanced by mouth-watering acidity. Only 2000 cases produced.

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Fox Run Vineyards:
Situated on the slopes overlooking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake is Fox Run -- a winery with fifty acres of vineyards producing a remarkable range of fine wines. Under the dynamic, forward-looking leadership of Scott Osborn, Fox Run has become one of the truly great producers in the Finger Lakes region just south of Rochester, New York. Native grape varieties put the Finger Lakes o... Read more
Situated on the slopes overlooking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake is Fox Run -- a winery with fifty acres of vineyards producing a remarkable range of fine wines. Under the dynamic, forward-looking leadership of Scott Osborn, Fox Run has become one of the truly great producers in the Finger Lakes region just south of Rochester, New York. Native grape varieties put the Finger Lakes on the map a century and half ago, and French-American hybrids, bred for cold resistance, still have an important niche in the region. But Osborn was convinced that non-hybrid European Vinifera grapes could yield wine excellent enough to put the Finger Lakes in the ranks of the world’s top fine wine producers. For more than a century Fox Run was a dairy farm. The first grapes were not planted until 1985, and the barn, erected shortly after the Civil War, was restored and converted to a winery and tasting room with a spectacular view of the lake in 1989. Read less

External Reviews for Fox Run Dry Riesling Finger Lakes

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

With every vintage it becomes clearer that New York’s Finger Lakes region Rieslings are world class. The similarities to Germany’s Mosel are numerous; both are cool climate regions, both have slate-filled soil which provides good drainage and a distinct mineral character to the grapes, both have the warming effect of a body of water. For this 2013 Dry Riesling grapes were sourced from three estate vineyard blocks at about 600 feet elevation on the banks of Seneca Lake. 2013 presented considerable challenges. Heavy rain throughout June and July slowed ripening and made vineyard access difficult. To everyone’s delight, the rains stopped mid-August and the following seven weeks brought the driest, warmest weather in memory. The fruit was gently crushed and pressed with fermentation conducted at moderate temperatures. The wines were chilled just before reaching dryness to leave just a hint of residual sugar. It is a classic example of the style of wine that has made the Finger Lakes world famous with aromas of lime zest and wet rocks. In the mouth, this wine displays abundant citrus, quince and apple fruit flavors balanced by mouth-watering acidity. Only 2000 cases produced.



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