Lamoreaux Landing Gewürztraminer Seneca Lake Estate 2006

Member Review by Philip James:

Nice spice, not too acidic. Nice - good with food. Lychee and tropical fruits. Acidity is a bit too low. Tasted at the winery.

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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 Gewürztraminer Seneca Lake Estate

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Snooth User: Philip James
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2.50 5
10/13/2007

Nice spice, not too acidic. Nice - good with food. Lychee and tropical fruits. Acidity is a bit too low. Tasted at the winery.


Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
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0.00 5
12/10/2008

The nose has faint rose petal and lychee notes, but it's the honeydew melon, ginger, and blood oranges that really stand out. Medium-to-full bodied and dry, the flavors are similar with loads of melon and ginger with just subtle rose petals in the background. At 13.9% ABV, this is a hefty wine for the region, but it's not heavy or disjointed. Thai food is the cliche pairing for gewurzt, but I actually think it works perfectly with this one.


Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
28312133
0.00 5
12/10/2008

The nose has faint rose petal and lychee notes, but it's the honeydew melon, ginger, and blood orange aromas that demand the most attention here.Medium-to-full bodied and dry, the flavors closely match the nose with loads of melon and ginger with rose petals in the background.At 13.9% ABV, this is a hefty wine for the region, but it's not heavy or disjointed.


External Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Gewürztraminer Seneca Lake Estate

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A perfect alternative to Riesling - try this Gewurztraminer from Lamoreaux Landing and be prepared to encounter bright melon, pear and citrus, with higher alcohol levels and a heftier body than most. You might also encounter subtle notes of ginger, spice and a bit of bright hay on the finish. Uniquely created to balance the best aspects of Riesling with heavier whites like Chardonnay - try with salad, appetizers or dessert.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A harmonious melody of tropical fruits with lychee nut, apricot and pineapple notes floating on a velvety mouthfeel. After a blink of peach in the end, the finish is long and well balanced. Fermented dry, it is a perfect match for Asian foods.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Smoky, spicy flavors dominate this dry gewurztraminer. A tailor-made fit for Chinese food and pork roast.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

As famous as the Finger Lakes are for their Rieslings, I found the Gewurztraminers to be the highlights of my trip. This one has an astonishingly floral nose; it's silky-smooth on the palate with a clean, dry finish. A great food wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Lamoreaux Landing has a track record for producing some of the finest wines in the Finger Lakes Region. Their 1999 Gewürtztraminer could be their best wine to date. The wine opens with a complex nose of rose petals, pear, and cinnamon that leads to cantaloupe and apricot on the pallet, and a full finish showing lots of spice. Pair this fine wine with your favorite Oriental dish and enjoy!




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