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Fox Run Vineyards Merlot Reserve 2006

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Tasting Notes: Ripe plums, smoke and spices on the nose with a hint of wintergreen. Rich and soft in the mouth with a firm texture that asks for rare roast beef. This wine resembles some of the classic Napa Valley reds from the 1970s and 1980s, being harmonious and nuanced without any hints of jamminess. Appellation Notes: Seneca Lake is the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes. With a maximum depth of 600 feet, this 35-mile-long body of water in the heart of New York wine country does not freeze. Instead, it acts as a heat storage unit, warming the growing region year round. This warming effect is largely responsible for the success of the area's flourishing wine industry. Vineyard Notes: Soils are from glacial deposits, friable, well drained and have an eastern aspect (slopes point to the east.) Hand picked, whole cluster pressed, fermentation at moderate temp, fermentation stopped before dryness by chilling. Technical Notes: Appellation: Finger Lakes RS: 0.0% Alcohol: 12% Aging: 12 months in French & American oak Return to Fox Run Vineyards wine list

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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

Tasting Notes: Ripe plums, smoke and spices on the nose with a hint of wintergreen. Rich and soft in the mouth with a firm texture that asks for rare roast beef. This wine resembles some of the classic Napa Valley reds from the 1970s and 1980s, being harmonious and nuanced without any hints of jamminess. Appellation Notes: Seneca Lake is the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes. With a maximum depth of 600 feet, this 35-mile-long body of water in the heart of New York wine country does not freeze. Instead, it acts as a heat storage unit, warming the growing region year round. This warming effect is largely responsible for the success of the area's flourishing wine industry. Vineyard Notes: Soils are from glacial deposits, friable, well drained and have an eastern aspect (slopes point to the east.) Hand picked, whole cluster pressed, fermentation at moderate temp, fermentation stopped before dryness by chilling. Technical Notes: Appellation: Finger Lakes RS: 0.0% Alcohol: 12% Aging: 12 months in French & American oak Return to Fox Run Vineyards wine list

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