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Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely light hand here with floral notes and granite mineral spice tones greeting the nose. There’s some sweet, peachy fruit here along with a faint touch of red fruit. Noticeably sweet in the mouth though held together well with nice, tense acids. The fruit has an edge of bitter apple to it adding to the tension in the mouth. Really lovely mouthfeel, a bit round from the sugar but nervous as well with fine apple and light peach fruit tones that are rich and precise and drive out over the moderately long finish. The finish shows some subtle mineral and woodsy/stemmy tones before the sugar reapplies the fruit. Lovely effort. 88pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
3.50 5
10/24/2011

Lovely light hand here with floral notes and granite mineral spice tones greeting the nose. There’s some sweet, peachy fruit here along with a faint touch of red fruit. Noticeably sweet in the mouth though held together well with nice, tense acids. The fruit has an edge of bitter apple to it adding to the tension in the mouth. Really lovely mouthfeel, a bit round from the sugar but nervous as well with fine apple and light peach fruit tones that are rich and precise and drive out over the moderately long finish. The finish shows some subtle mineral and woodsy/stemmy tones before the sugar reapplies the fruit. Lovely effort. 88pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
10/14/2011

Much deeper on the nose with some rich fruit that leads to a bouquet of stone fruit, honeysuckle and a hint of lemon. This could pair well with a nice spread of cheeses and appetizers


External Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Off-dry, but with excellent focus to the fig, Jonagold apple and brioche notes that all push nicely through the medium-weight finish. A twinge of minerality keeps it all fresh and driven. Delicious.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Bitter lime peel and an elegant steeliness give structure to the sweet, fresh apples that dominate this off-dry style Riesling. Bright lemon-lime acidity leads to a mouthwatering pucker on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Open-knit, with fresh-cut lime and green apple notes, backed by hints of anise and fennel. Shows nice persistence. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/22/2012

A light, breezy style, with modest green apple and green fig notes that lead to a friendly finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Fresh, with good cut to the lime zest, kiwifruit and green apple notes, followed by an open-knit finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This leads with a broad, clean scent, accents of caramel and turbinado sugar adorning ripe pear; the flavors are generous and round, with good body, and shored up by bright acidity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

This has nice cut for a semi-dry style, with anise, yellow apple and pear notes that stay persistent through the lengthy finish. Drink now.


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