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Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes Estate 2008

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

This wine is a deep red-violet color with fruit-forward red and black raspberry aromas and flavors. The oak is in the background, but enough to add complexity. Serve with full-flavored foods such as game, roasts, heavily seasoned tomato sauce and most really good cheeses. Ready to drink now, but worth putting some away in your cellar.

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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars:
Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning wines with his own grapes since the 1990 vintage. Mark's family has been in the Seneca Lake grape business since the time of his great grandfather, and since the 1940s has produced vitis labrusca and French-American hybrid grapes for sale to big wine producers like Taylor and Widmer. As the giants be... Read more
Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning wines with his own grapes since the 1990 vintage. Mark's family has been in the Seneca Lake grape business since the time of his great grandfather, and since the 1940s has produced vitis labrusca and French-American hybrid grapes for sale to big wine producers like Taylor and Widmer. As the giants began to stumble and estate wineries emerged in the wake of the Farm Winery Act of 1976, Mark took over the family business in 1978 and shifted the emphasis of the family farm to cultivating premium vitis vinifera grapes to supply the budding new wineries. Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars was the logical culmination of generations of grape-growing knowledge and decades of Mark's viticultural experience. The soaring Greek Revival building, which was designed by Ithacan native Bruce Corson, opened on August 30, 1992, and offers visitors unparalleled views of more than 25 miles of water on Seneca Lake. Lamoreaux Landing is aptly named after a 19th century steamboat landing on Seneca Lake, and the pilings from this dock can still be seen below the vineyards down on the lake. However, this connection to the deep waters of Seneca Lake extends way beyond a geographical namesake or signature view. In the winter months, radiant heat from the lake insulates nearby vineyards, protecting the vines even on the coldest days when the air temperature in the region drops below zero degrees Farenheit, which is cold enough to kill delicate European vines like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The original vineyards are planted on lands recognized as far back as the 1800s as ideal for grape cultivation. Superior soil content, gently sloping hills, unusual prevailing wind patterns, ample sunlight, and proximity to the deep waters of Seneca Lake are all important ingredients that contribute to the production of Lamoreaux Landing's premium estate-bottled wines. Read less

External Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes Estate

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

This wine is a deep red-violet color with fruit-forward red and black raspberry aromas and flavors. The oak is in the background, but enough to add complexity. Serve with full-flavored foods such as game, roasts, heavily seasoned tomato sauce and most really good cheeses. Ready to drink now, but worth putting some away in your cellar.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

Smoky, with bacon and plum flavors, and a roasted coffee note on the finish. A bit pumped up, but good.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

Franc in a Loire-ish mode, this wine leads with scents of mocha and licorice root; its flavors are generous and red fruited, with a sweetness to the palate that suggests pairing with a charcuterie plate.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

Anticipate the wildness of this cold climate 100% Cabernet Franc. Untamed, herbaceous red with vibrant acidity prepping the palate for savory food. Wild blackberry bramble with juicy fruit and subtle wood on the finish. Winner of New York State's Governor's Cup.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

Winner of New York State's prestigious Governor's Cup. New York and Canadian Cab Francs are nearly half the price of ones from California. Flashy, with the sassiness of cold climate wines, anticipate the wildness of 100% Cab Franc. An untamed herbaceous red with vibrant acidity prepping the palate for savory foods. Don't be afraid! This tantalizing wine, like any wild blackberry bramble, comes with loads of juicy fruit, sweet black cherry on the nose, a jammy mouthfeel and subtle wood.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

The Finger Lakes are noted for producing some wonderful Cab Franc (the main red grape of the Loire Valley in France) This barrel aged, deep red, full-bodied wine shows lots of herbal and raspberry flavors that lend themselves to beef dishes. Have it with dinner tonight or cellar it for many years to come.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/07/2011

This is a deep ruby red, full bodied wine with medium tannins. Lots of red and blackberry flavors layered with herbs. this wine can stand up to the richest beef, game and tomato dishes. Drink now and put some in your cellar.




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