Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars2006 Riesling
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.
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(Finger Lakes)Lenn Thompson 10/4/2007
Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,