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Fox Run Vineyards Riesling 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very floral, chalky earth and sweet smelling, this really has a mineral edge and a golden, weirdly waxy tone to the nose with a note of chenin dried floral/pollen, meaty and a bit cat pee, grassy, not entirely attractive,. Fairly sweet entry then rather steely and lean along the midpalate with a perfumed, almost cherry fruit tone that compliment the apricot tones, lean and austere that bit of cat pee that becomes more assertive on the finish, very interesting stuff but a bit challenging as well 87pts

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Fox Run Vineyards Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,052
3.50 5
06/29/2009

Very floral, chalky earth and sweet smelling, this really has a mineral edge and a golden, weirdly waxy tone to the nose with a note of chenin dried floral/pollen, meaty and a bit cat pee, grassy, not entirely attractive,. Fairly sweet entry then rather steely and lean along the midpalate with a perfumed, almost cherry fruit tone that compliment the apricot tones, lean and austere that bit of cat pee that becomes more assertive on the finish, very interesting stuff but a bit challenging as well 87pts


Member Reviews for Fox Run Vineyards Riesling

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Snooth User: ekw590
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2.00 5
06/19/2009

Very light herbaceous nose leads to sweet apple flavors mixed with bright acidity ending with grassy and herbaceous notes.


Snooth User: Tazon
14443347
5.00 5
03/01/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Fox Run Vineyards Riesling

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

Fresh, with a bracing edge to the lime, green apple and chamomile hints. There's good cut on the finish. Drink now.


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

Light and dry in style, with peach, lime and floral notes. Fresh, flinty finish. Nice cut here. Drink now.


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

This semi-dry Riesling is a classic, with a gorgeous lime cordial and petroleum nose topped off by delicate notes of white flowers. It's light-bodied and crisp, with good purity of fruit and a medium finish of minerals, fresia and white cherries. Try with cod in a Japanese preparation.


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

Green apples and pears combine harmoniously in this tart, mostly dry offering. Elements of vegetable oil and mineral add complexity.


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

This lively Riesling offers aromas of citrus, apricot and honey, followed by layers of white fruit, spice and pepper. The wine has a slightly sweet fruity character but it's balanced by acid and minerals. The fun but impressive Riesling.


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

Lovely peach and spricot aromas and flavors highlight this spätlese-style Riesling, which offers a rich texture and a cleaning finish that balances the hint of sweetness. Drink now.


External Review
05/06/2009

Noted wine critic Dan Berger wrote: “It’s not unthinkable that at some point in the near future, the phrase “Finger Lakes” will conjure up thoughts of great Riesling in the way that “Napa Valley” evokes thoughts of Cabernet Sauvignon.” And with every vintage it becomes clearer and clearer that the best Rieslings outside of Germany are from New York’s Finger Lakes region. 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. This lush Riesling is from Fox Run Vineyards which is located on Seneca Lake and in 2008 was the first New York state winery to be named in Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Wineries in the World. Seneca has a high proportion of the region’s wineries because it’s very large (40 miles long) and very deep (over 400 feet). And this massive body of water provides a unique tempering effect to the vineyards along its banks. This wine is a full-bodied style with a touch of sweetness that balances beautifully with the bright acidity. Mineral, floral and ripe fruity notes abound on the nose and on the palate. Very limited production.


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