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Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Semi-Dry 2008

Member Review by Nicki Gig:

very aromatic, peach, honeydew, and cantoulope with a strong acidity that helps with residual sugar in the wine, lovely

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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: Nicki Gig
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11/19/2009

very aromatic, peach, honeydew, and cantoulope with a strong acidity that helps with residual sugar in the wine, lovely


External Reviews for Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Semi-Dry

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A touch of sweetness perks up the apricot and nectarine flavors, while moderate acidity balances the whole package. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This wine displays ripe and complex aromas suggestive of apricot, pear and lime. Rich and soft with a finely balanced finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A pretty, apple and peach-infused white, supported by a vibrant structure. Shows some depth, too, picking up a vanilla note midpalate through the finish. Drink now through 2002.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
07/13/2010

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 from Fox Run Vineyards jsut scored 92 point with Wine & Spirits magazine. They said "High-toned and citrusy, this brisk riesling has scents of lime and passionfruit. The flavors add a savory note, like freshly baked bread, finishing on lime and Meyer lemon." Limited!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/15/2009

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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


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