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Lamoreaux Landing Semi-Dry Riesling 2012

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"Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, the northernmost winery in the Banana Belt (of Seneca Lake) and the tasting room with the best view, produces excellent dry and semi-dry Riesling, as well as luscious and fruity Merlots." Drinks Magazine 09/07

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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 Semi-Dry Riesling

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

Whiffs of smoke and herbs add complexity to this beautifully floral, fruity wine. Off-dry in style, it’s richly concentrated with peach and apricot flavors that reverberate on the palate with bracing lime-toned acidity. The long finish has a bristle of lemon-zest astringency.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

An easygoing, off-dry style, with creamed green apple, green melon and lime notes that hang gently on the open-knit finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/22/2014

Aromas of apricot, tangerine and honeydew explode from the glass of this wonderfully balanced Riesling. On the palate, honey, white peaches and a hint of raspberry. Pair with Thai or other Asian food, or with cioppino.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

Aromas of apricot, tangerine and honeydew explode from the glass of this wonderfully balanced Riesling. On the palate, honey, white peaches and a hint of raspberry. Pair with Thai or other Asian food, or with cioppino. Food pairing: Asian, spicy foods, seafood Flavor type: semi-dry Body type: medium Finish: crisp



"Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, the northernmost winery in the Banana Belt (of Seneca Lake) and the tasting room with the best view, produces excellent dry and semi-dry Riesling, as well as luscious and fruity Merlots." Drinks Magazine 09/07

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