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aromas of vegetal, earthiness with underlying red cherry fruit. the flavor components are quite complex allowing for the earthiness and red fruit... Read more
Fox Run Vineyards is located on the western banks of Seneca Lake and in 2008 was the first New York State winery ever, to be named in Wine & Spirit... Read more
The Fox Run Winery is favorably situated on a high ridge overlooking the indigo blue waters of Seneca Lake, the deepest of the Finger Lakes. More i... Read more
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aromas of vegetal, earthiness with underlying red cherry fruit. the flavor components are quite complex allowing for the earthiness and red fruit combination to hold it's own, a delicate, very elegant wine with a wonderful length
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Fox Run Vineyards is located on the western banks of Seneca Lake and in 2008 was the first New York State winery ever, to be named in Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Wineries in the World. Seneca boasts a large number of the region’s wineries because of its large size (40 miles long) and depth (over 400 feet). This massive body of water that never freezes in the winter provides a unique tempering effect to the vineyards along its banks. This 2007 Pinot Noir is spicy with bright cherry flavors. The style is lighter-bodied with a zing of acidity that makes it ideal for pairing with rich foods.
The Fox Run Winery is favorably situated on a high ridge overlooking the indigo blue waters of Seneca Lake, the deepest of the Finger Lakes. More important than the stunning vistas enjoyed by winery visitors is the climate moderation that this location on the western side of the lake provides. Steep east-facing slopes coupled with the vineyards’ proximity to water account for the successful growing of a wide range of vinifera varieties in Fox Run's 55 acre vineyard, including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Gamay, Lemberger, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Fox Run’s winemaker is Canadian born/Australian trained Peter Bell, whose first winemaking stint in the Finger Lakes was at the venerable Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars over on Keuka Lake. In 1995, Bell took over winemaking responsibilities at Fox Run, where he found a similar drive to advance vinifera winegrowing in the region. Across the northeast, the 2005 growing season will be remembered as a benchmark vintage, particularly for reds, which enjoyed well above average ripeness levels. This is immediately evident in Fox Run's 2005 Pinot Noir, which shows good color intensity for a Finger Lakes Pinot. The nose is highlighted by fresh red berry aromas with an appealing dusty earthiness. Tart cherry and berry flavors ride a tight structure of taut acidity and velvety fine tannins. Despite the ripeness of the vintage, this wine has no trace of over ripe jamminess, and retains the characteristic acid backbone that is a hallmark of the region. Overall, a very balanced wine and a solid Pinot that offers good varietal character with a regional signature.
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