Located on the eastern side of Seneca Lake, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars can always be counted on to deliver good values in under-$15 riesling — and this Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2011 Semi-Dry Riesling ($14) continues that tradition.

Very fruity on the nose, it offers aromas of green and yellow apple, sweet juicy musk melon and golden raisin.

Though noticeably sweet, the palate packs a fruit cocktail-like melange of apple, peach, melon and honey flavors, with subtle grapefruit and golden raisin notes with enough balancing acidity to keep it from being cloying — though a bit more verve through the mid-palate would really elevate the wine. Long and just off-dry on the finish, this is a wine for lovers of the fruity, forward style of off-dry riesling that is prevalent in the Finger Lakes.

Producer: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 12%
Price: $14* | Buy Now at Empire State Cellars

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)