Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry 2011

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

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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
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09/23/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This fulsome white has a pronounced floral scent, suggesting rose and honeysuckle. Its richness fills the middle palate, the modest sweetness contributing concentration before a long finish marked by flower petal savor. Thereandrsquo;s plenty of complexity apparent, but the wine will benefit from another six months to a year of bottle age.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
12/18/2012

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


External Review
03/26/2013

This fulsome white has a pronounced floral scent, suggesting rose and honeysuckle. Its richness fills the middle palate, the modest sweetness contributing concentration before a long finish marked by flower petal savor. There’s plenty of complexity apparent, but the wine will benefit from another six months to a year of bottle age.


External Review
08/02/2013

A superb Riesling, bursting with honeysuckle, tangerine and apricot aromas, followed by a honeyed softness on the palate. The semi-dry sweetness makes this perfect for pairing with summer pasta and cheese salads.


External Review
08/08/2013

A superb Riesling, bursting with honeysuckle, tangerine and apricot aromas, followed by a honeyed softness on the palate. The semi-dry sweetness makes this perfect for pairing with summer pasta and cheese salads. Food pairing: Asian, spicy foods Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light-medium Finish: crisp


External Review
08/15/2013

This is intriguing on the nose, with loads of fresh apple and floral perfume merged with darker tones of petrol and pine needles. Off-dry in style, it’s lush and fruity, with ample melon and stone-fruit flavors. It finishes dry, with a splash of citrusy acidity.


External Review
03/01/2013

This winery has a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. Their Riesling is well balanced with hints of mango peach and pear. Nice long finish.


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

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