With every vintage it becomes clearer that New York’s Finger Lakes region Rieslings are world class. The similarities to Germany’s Mosel are numerous; both are cool climate regions, both have slate-filled soil which provides good drainage and a distinct mineral character to the grapes, both have the warming effect of a body of water. For this 2013 Dry Riesling grapes were sourced from three estate vineyard blocks at about 600 feet elevation on the banks of Seneca Lake. 2013 presented considerable challenges. Heavy rain throughout June and July slowed ripening and made vineyard access difficult. To everyone’s delight, the rains stopped mid-August and the following seven weeks brought the driest, warmest weather in memory. The fruit was gently crushed and pressed with fermentation conducted at moderate temperatures. The wines were chilled just before reaching dryness to leave just a hint of residual sugar. It is a classic
example of the style of wine that has made the Finger Lakes world famous with aromas of lime zest and wet rocks. In the mouth, this wine displays abundant citrus, quince and apple fruit flavors balanced by mouth-watering acidity. Only 2000 cases produced.
Scent of minerality and spice( a bit of cumin ), roasted pepper. You can taste green apple and sweetness from fruit, light in acidity. Long and pleasant finish. Will go well with oysters, chicken, and fish.
We spent a week in the Finger Lakes this past September and I fell in love with the dry Rieslings in the area. It's very hard to find in Kentucky, most are of the sweeter variety. Really enjoyed the Fox Run 2013 and will order again.