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Wine Recommendation

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2006 Gewurtztraminer  (Finger Lakes)

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

2006 Gewurtztraminer
(Finger Lakes)

Riesling rules the Finger Lakes, but it isn't the only show in town. Think about the wines of Alsace when you think of central New York, and other whites like Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer come to mind. Pinot Gris is a wine for another day though. Today we're focusing on Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars' 2006 Gewurztraminer, a spicy white from one of the regions best-respected producers.

Sometimes Gewurztraminer can be over the top in its floral quality - to the point that it tastes more like perfume than wine. Not so with this terrific bottling. The nose has faint rose petal and lychee notes, but it's the honeydew melon, ginger, and blood oranges that demand the most attention here. Medium-to-full bodied and dry, the flavors are similar with loads of melon and ginger with rose petals in the background. At 13.9 percent alcohol, this is a hefty wine for the region, but it's not heavy or disjointed. A terrific wine when you're tired of drinking Finger Lakes Riesling.

Reviewed October 4, 2007 by Lenn Thompson.

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The Wine

Winery: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Gewurtztraminer
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Grape: Gewurztraminer

Review Date: 10/4/2007

The Reviewer

Lenn Thompson

Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,
Long Island Press, Long Island Wine Gazette, Edible East End
and Two words describe his taste in wine — balance and nuance. Lenn prefers food-friendly, elegant wines to jammy, over-extracted fruit bombs and heavy-handed oak. When reviewing, Lenn tastes each wine three times — alone right after opening, with food, and again the next day — believing that 90-second reviews are unrealistic and not how the average person enjoys wine.