Wine Recommendation
  Sign In
Subscribe to our newsletter
Bookmark and Share  
print this review   PDF version of review     

Wine Recommendation

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2006 Riesling  (Finger Lakes)

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

2006 Riesling
(Finger Lakes)

Sometimes I feel like a broken record. With each and every Riesling I taste from the Finger Lakes, I'm more and more convinced that there is not better region for this grape in the United States. I feel like I recommend them to friends (and readers) constantly. But, they certainly deserve the praise, and Lamoreaux Landing's 2006 Dry Riesling is no exception.

Made with 100 percent estate-grown Riesling, the nose has the intense lime aspect that I've come to expect with many Finger Lakes Rieslings, and also has nice, juicy musk melon aromas and a faint mineral note. Lime is definitely at center stage here. Tank aging on the lees gives this light-bodied wine a little more mouthfeel that you might expect--and even a little spiciness--and there are loads of juicy lime flavors with secondary ripe tropical ones. There is a very distinct pineapple note in the mid-palate that is really nice.

The acidity is fresh but elegant...not racy or overly tart. The wine is impeccably balanced as it moves over your palate. A squirt of fresh lime and just a little minerality mark a finish that lingers just a bit. This is a fine example of dry Finger Lakes Riesling is delicious.

Reviewed October 4, 2007 by Lenn Thompson.

Other reviewed wines from Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars


The Wine

Winery: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Riesling
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Grape: Riesling
Price: 750ml $14.99

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.