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Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Dry 2006

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Tasting Notes: Almost bone dry, with a fine perfume suggesting apricots, fresh flowers and lime peel. Varietal Notes: Riesling gives wine lovers the finest example of the important complementary role that sugar and acid play in a wine's overall balance. Indeed, a great Riesling is exactly that, a stunningly graceful contrast between the two. Rounding out the package are the signature floral fruit characteristics that combine perfectly with the grape's natural sugar-acid balance. This gives Riesling the potential to age gracefully for years, becoming more supple and luxurious, with petrol-like qualities. Vineyard Notes: Soils are from glacial deposits, friable, well drained and have an eastern aspect (slopes point to the east) . The vines are 6-15 years old. Technical Notes: Appellation: Finger Lakes RS: 0.9% Alcohol: 12% Aging: Stainless steel Return to Fox Run Vineyards wine list

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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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External Reviews for Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Dry

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

One, Two, <i>Tierce.</i> Yes, the third installment of Tierce Riesling, 2006, is about to be released. Tierce is the admirable wine–growing, and wine–making collaboration of three of Seneca Lake’s top producers – Anthony Road, Fox Run, and Red Newt – and this hat-trick of vintages is a good sign that there’s great synergy in this partnership.Tasting all three vintages side by side reveals both similarities from the strong provenance of the three vineyard sources on Seneca Lake, and distinct differences, from the individual vintage characteristics, and of course, the varying amounts of time each wine has had in bottle. Let’s tackle the similarities first. All three wines display that telltale Finger Lakes lemon-lime fruit, wet stone minerality, and tremendous acid core that gives them refreshing zip in youth as well as the ability to age gracefully into grand and complex beauties after up to a decade in the bottle. Outside of their strong sense of place and regionality, the three wines show that each vintage brings with it its own personality. The inaugural 2004 vintage (which was reviewed more than a year ago here on APPELLATION AMERICA) has truly developed into a gem, now exhibiting some of the classic petrol character that Riesling lovers seek in a well aged wine. This added layer of complexity only enhances the fresh fruit, floral and mineral notes, which still display vividly on the nose and palate. (Hopefully some readers took us up on our earlier recommendation and have some of this superb wine in their cellars – it’s an absolute delight!)The sophomore release accurately represents its vintage. 2005 was one of the hottest summers in many years across much of the east, and the fruit character of this wine is appropriately a little more forward, and the mouthfeel just a little richer with a softer acid impression.And what about the 2006? Well, I think there will be much to celebrate at this weekend’s coming out party for the newest Tierce. The wine serves up vibrant citrus aromas, backed by delicate white rose floral notes and that typical flinty minerality. It then springs to life on the palate with a light effervescence and lip smacking acidity that keeps the sweet fruit flavors bouncing around your mouth, and finally there’s a gentle kiss of sweetness on your lips as citrus fruit and pithy bitterness fade slowly on a long dry finish. Three vintages, three stunning wines. I can’t wait to see what 2007 brings!



Tasting Notes: Almost bone dry, with a fine perfume suggesting apricots, fresh flowers and lime peel. Varietal Notes: Riesling gives wine lovers the finest example of the important complementary role that sugar and acid play in a wine's overall balance. Indeed, a great Riesling is exactly that, a stunningly graceful contrast between the two. Rounding out the package are the signature floral fruit characteristics that combine perfectly with the grape's natural sugar-acid balance. This gives Riesling the potential to age gracefully for years, becoming more supple and luxurious, with petrol-like qualities. Vineyard Notes: Soils are from glacial deposits, friable, well drained and have an eastern aspect (slopes point to the east) . The vines are 6-15 years old. Technical Notes: Appellation: Finger Lakes RS: 0.9% Alcohol: 12% Aging: Stainless steel Return to Fox Run Vineyards wine list

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