By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

Lamoreaux-yellow-dogThere are other single-vineyard riesling programs in the Finger Lakes, but Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars was among the first wineries to enact one. It's a part of their portfolio that I always find fun and educational to explore and topping at out at $20 per bottle, it's probably the most affordable site-to-site exploration available.

Lamoreaux makes three labeled single-vineyard rieslings and their reserve riesling comes from another single vineyard.

Lamoreaux Landing 2010 Yellow Dog Riesling ($20) comes from one of the winery's youngest vineyards, planted in 2007, and opens with aromas of grapefruit, peach and sweet orange peel.

Showing the warmth of the vintage, the fruity palate is on the richer side of things, showing more grapefruit, orange and apricot flavors. There is definitely some sweetness here, but crunchy acidity slices through it nicely.

The finish isn't particularly long, but brings a subtle floral note that adds complexity to an otherwise straight-forward wine.

Producer: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 11.8%  
TA: 9.79 g/L
pH: 2.96
Production: 200 cases
Price: $20*

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)

(*Ratings Guide)