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Lamoreaux Landing Chardonnay Seneca Lake 2009

Member Review by Lara at Oriel:

Not a huge Chardonnay fan, but this stuff is an awesome value. Light crisp citrus and green apple flavors, no (or very little) oak, no creamy or buttery flavors. A very refreshing and tasty Chardonnay from an adorable Finger Lakes gem.

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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

Member Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Chardonnay Seneca Lake

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Snooth User: Lara at Oriel
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Vintage: 2006 07/06/2009

Not a huge Chardonnay fan, but this stuff is an awesome value. Light crisp citrus and green apple flavors, no (or very little) oak, no creamy or buttery flavors. A very refreshing and tasty Chardonnay from an adorable Finger Lakes gem.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Rich and broad, this full-bodied chardonnay leads with a scent of vanillin and apples. Its juicy fleshy pear flavors have broad appeal. For roasted char.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Fresh and forward, with nice unadorned yellow apple and floral notes that linger on the finish, where a hint of hazelnut chimes in. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A round, full character with ample layers of creamy spice and balanced acid recommend this elegant, more traditional Chardonnay from the Finger Lakes. The mouthfeel is full but poised, and the finish long.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Citrus and tropical fruit aromas with hints of toasty oak and vanilla are a prelude to pineapple and grapefruit flavors that harmonize with a well balanced, but not overdone, oak character. A well made wine to be enjoyed with summertime cuisine.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Offers a mouth-watering array of tropical fruit and melon flavors, balanced with just enough oak for a mellow finish. Serve with seafood entreacute;es, chicken, or Fettuccine Alfredo and wait for the compliments!


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Straight from their library collection, an elegant complex wine with tropical fruit character, which ends in a long perfectly balanced finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A full-bodied wine with pineapple, citrus and other tropical fruit flavors overlaying toasty oak and hints of vanilla and coconut. Oak-aged for eight months, this wine is ready to drink now and will cellar well.


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