By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor
As I patrol the Internet, seeking out information about New York wine and read what to others are saying about it, I see some pretty amazing and curious things. One of the most mind-boggling is the contention by some that Finger Lakes rieslings are over-priced.
That's just silly and barely merits discussion, so I will just assume those folks must be very happy drinking a lot of Pacific Rim and Covey Run rielsings from the West Coast and move on.
This wine, the Lamoreaux Landing 2010 Dry Riesling, is $13 at the winery and I've seen it of less in wine shops. And in just about every vintage, this is a wine that over-delivers.
When I was a kid, we had a gravel driveway. This wine smells like that driveway did after it rained, with added aromas of lime, citrus blossom and green tea.
Lively, dry and focused, the palate shows intense lime flavors with grapefruit at the edges and more of that wet gravel minerality. The acidity is juicy and citrusy and the finish is medium-long.
Finger Lakes rieslings over-priced? Here's exhibit A against that case.
Producer: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
AVA: Finger Lakes
TA: 8.03 g/L
Production: 1,750 cases
(3.5 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended to Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)