Hosmer Riesling Cayuga Lake 2011

Member Review by info98:

The 2007 Riesling, with all its decency to uphold the abilities of Riesling in the Finger lakes, does so in a fashion only to resemble that of a great statesman. Full of vim and vigor, it holds a magnificent abundance of peach and honeyed lemon up front to bring about a wonderful level of acidity to keep the sweet in check with lime and Anjou and Bosc pear flavors.

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Hosmer Winery:
Cameron Hosmer’s father, a Syracuse textile manufacturer, had envisioned growing grapes on the gentle slopes of Cayuga Lake at the family’s summer home. His vision took shape when Cameron and Maren started planting grapevines in the late 1970’s. Although Cameron’s father didn’t get to see full fruition of this dream, the farm has grown to over 60 acres of premium wine grapes. After fift... Read more
Cameron Hosmer’s father, a Syracuse textile manufacturer, had envisioned growing grapes on the gentle slopes of Cayuga Lake at the family’s summer home. His vision took shape when Cameron and Maren started planting grapevines in the late 1970’s. Although Cameron’s father didn’t get to see full fruition of this dream, the farm has grown to over 60 acres of premium wine grapes. After fifteen years of selling their grapes to others, Cameron and Maren had their own vision of making and selling their own wine. With a degree in Pomology from Cornell University and a semester at California State University, Fresno (renowned for their world-class programs in viticulture and enology), Cameron had both the background and experience to get started in the budding industry. With their first vintage of 2,500 gallons in 1985, they opened a tasting room in their garage in the fall of 1986. In 1990, with increased production and growing recognition, the decision was made to renovate a barn across the street and inaugurate a new tasting and retail facility. The friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff introduces thousands of visitors a year to a memorable tasting experience. The Tasting and Retail facility is located on State Route 89, along the western shore of Cayuga Lake, just 20 miles north of Ithaca. Today, Hosmer produces 20 thousand gallons of wine annually. At this boutique level, Cameron is able to assure the excellence of the entire process, from the basic fruit to the finished wine. He works closely with Vineyard Manager, Mike DeGaray and Winemaker, Aaron Roisen to produce consistent quality wines in the European tradition. Hosmer wines include a wide variety of styles made from traditional vinifera, as well as French-American hybrid varieties. Hosmer Wines are available in liquor stores and fine restaurants throughout most of New York State. Shipping is available directly from the winery, some restrictions apply. See our case club page for details. Hosmer Winery 2008 Wine Competition Wins! 2008 New York Wine & Food Classic Competition, NY “Best Riesling” 2007 Riesling Double Gold 2007 Riesling Double Gold 2007 Vintner’s Reserve Riesling Gold 2007 Dry Riesling Silver Dry Rose Silver 2006 Cabernet Franc Bronze Champagne Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Bronze 2007 Pinot Gris Bronze 2006 Cayuga White Bronze 2006 Lemberger Wine Spectator Buying Guide, September 2008 Rated “86” 2007 Riesling Rated “85” 2007 Dry Riesling Fourth Atlantic SeaBoard Wine Competition 2008, VA Gold 2007 Vintners Reserve Riesling Gold 2007 Riesling Silver 2006 Pinot Noir Silver 2006 Lemberger Bronze 2006 Cabernet Franc Long Beach Grand Cru 2008 Wine Competition, CA Silver 2007 Riesling Silver 2007 Dry Riesling Bronze 2007 Vintners Reserve Riesling Bronze 2006 Cabernet Franc Bronze 2006 Chardonnay 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition, CA Silver 2007 Riesling Bronze 2007 Vintners Reserve Riesling Bronze 2006 Cab Franc 2008 New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, NY Double Gold 2007 Vintner’s Reserve Riesling Gold 2007 Riesling Gold 2006 Cab Franc Silver 2007 Dry Riesling Silver 2006 Lemberger Silver Estate Red Silver Champagne Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir Bronze Dry Rose 2008 Riverside International Wine Competition, CA Silver 2006 Lemberger Silver 2006 Cayuga White Bronze 2007 Riesling Bronze 2007 Dry Riesling 2008 Taster’s Guild International, MI Gold 2007 Riesling Silver 2007 Dry Riesling Silver 2006 Cab Franc Silver 2006 Lemberger Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Gold Nose Awards, NY: Double Gold 2007 Riesling Silver 2006 Chardonnay Silver 2007 Dry Riesling Bronze 2006 Cayuga White Bronze 2006 Cab Franc Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir Bronze 2006 Lemberger OCC Great Lakes Wine Judging, MI Gold Raspberry Rhapsody Silver 2006 Cab Franc Silver 2006 Pinot Noir Silver 2006 Lemberger Silver 2006 Cayuga White Silver 2006 Seyval Silver 2007 Riesling Silver 2007 Dry Riesling Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Wine Spectator Online, March 2008 Rated “86” 2006 Riesling Rated “85” 2006 Dry Riesling Rated “86” 2006 Vintners Reserve Riesling 2008 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, NY Gold 2007 Riesling Silver 2006 Vintner’s Reserve Riesling Silver 2006 Pinot Noir Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Jerry D. Meads New World International Wine Competition, CA Silver 2006 Lemberger Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Read less
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Member Reviews for Hosmer Riesling Cayuga Lake

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Snooth User: info98
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/26/2009

The 2007 Riesling, with all its decency to uphold the abilities of Riesling in the Finger lakes, does so in a fashion only to resemble that of a great statesman. Full of vim and vigor, it holds a magnificent abundance of peach and honeyed lemon up front to bring about a wonderful level of acidity to keep the sweet in check with lime and Anjou and Bosc pear flavors.


Snooth User: kenivel
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/06/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: akops41
30190457
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/23/2007

clean, more sweetness than i would like, but refreshing. cuts through oily food.


Snooth User: mjletts
77215197
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/27/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hosmer Riesling Cayuga Lake

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

Hints of fennel add a splash of green to the intense yellow peach, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors of this penetrating, off-dry Riesling. The palate is lush with sweet fruit flavors, but spirited lemon-lime acidity carries it to a dry, elegantly floral finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

A round, friendly style, showing apple, fennel seed and ripe pear flavors, with a mouthfilling finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Our Dry Riesling is fresh and crisp with a bright finish. Flavors of lime and apple bounce around the palate with a zesty essence of tangerine. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/24/2012

A vivid white, with a racy core of anise and apple laced with fennel and jasmine notes. Therersquo;s nice cut through the finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/24/2012

While redolent of jasmine blossoms and sweet orange marmalade, Hosmerrsquo;s dry Riesling is surprisingly austere on the palate with hints of fresh fennel fronds and a gripping lemon acidity. A good match for heavier, savory fare like braised pork belly, it finishes on a pleasantly bitter citrus-pith note.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Savory on the nose with pressed apple notes brightened by a dash of coriander spice, this semi-sweet Riesling is brisk with a lemony acidity and concentrated, honey-kissed apple flavors. Unusually spiced, itrsquo;s a tempting companion for lighter South Indian fare.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

This high toned Riesling leads with pronounced green-herb aromas of chervil and coriander to highlight bright green apple notes. its flavors are very tightly wound, but itrsquo;s refreshing in its taut construction.


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