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Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Reserve 2006

Member Review by LENNDEVOURS:

stone fruit (think peaches and apricots), hints of tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate, its gentle sweetness is balanced beautifully by lively acidity, with pineapple and peach flavors accented by a squirt of lime juice and an interesting ginger-spice note

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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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Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
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12/10/2008

stone fruit (think peaches and apricots), hints of tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate, its gentle sweetness is balanced beautifully by lively acidity, with pineapple and peach flavors accented by a squirt of lime juice and an interesting ginger-spice note


Snooth User: lycaon
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Reserve

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Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

Peter Bell loves dry wines, and making Riesling to be a food-friendly experience calls for it to be that way. However, there are realities of the marketplace, and the vast majority of the success of his Rieslings over the last few years has been in Fox Run Vineyard’s handsome, veranda-graced tasting room, where a lot of the consumers seem to prefer a slightly sweeter version of the wine.“I love the classical drier style,” said Peter, “but that style of wine can be a bit hard to understand.” Bell, who earned his winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University in Australia, learned that making Riesling the Aussie way was perfectly logical. Australian Riesling is about as dry a wine as is made in the world, and there sugar is not a factor. It’s a style to which Peter has long been attracted.As a result, the 2005 Reserve Riesling was made dry, with just under 0.6% residual sugar. The resulting wine shows a muscularity of acid and a trace of the earthy notes that mark the top Australian Rieslings. This is a stellar and most dramatic wine that is food oriented, crisp enough to parry the flavors in many lighter seafood dishes, and enhance the likes of smoked salmon, caviar, and other salty foods.But it apparently is not the perfect wine for those touring a tasting room in the Finger Lakes. As a result, Bell chose to make the 2006 Fox Run Reserve Riesling with 2.2% residual sugar and the wine is a distinctively different sort of bird, with more tropical notes, still with the same minerality, but a softer, less challenging finish that should better appeal to the tasting room crowds. The remaining amounts of the 2005 wine are clearly aging well, one thing that Bell prides himself on. All of his Rieslings are aimed not only at earlier consumption, but also cellar aging.




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