Variety: 100% Riesling
Region: Finger Lakes, NY (Lake Seneca)
Winemaker’s Notes: Tons of flavor intensity, with bold acidity and a long finish. A classic example of the style of wine that has made the Finger Lakes world famous. The crispness makes this Riesling incredibly versatile. Lovers of flavor-packed, complex wines will find this wine highly cellar-worthy.
My Review: So several years ago while in upstate New York for a wedding, I had the chance to visit some wineries while my wife had to engage in bridesmaid duties and rehearsals. I’d reached out to fellow (and much more talented) wine writer Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report (now just The Cork Report) for recommendations. Needless to say I had an incredible afternoon.
While Fox Run Vineyards isn’t one that I had the opportunity to shop at, our local grocery store has a surprisingly nice selection of wine from New York, especially since we’re in North Carolina. Looking for a crisp, refreshing white, I picked up this one.
In the glass the 2017 Dry Riesling from Fox Run Vineyards was a light, almost clear yellow. On the nose I picked up aromas of lime, gooseberry, and a touch of petrol that I typically associate with Finger Lakes Rieslings.
On the palate the wine was dry, crisp, and refreshing. Flavors of lemon and lime citrus were most evident, but orange blossom showed up to the party later, all leading into a clean finish that didn’t overstay its welcome.
My wife and I paired the wine with some homemade chicken chimichangas, and I have to say that it was great; the crispness of the wine and the acid of the citrus notes balanced the spicy flavors of the food.
I really enjoyed this wine, and as we’re in the depths of summer here in North Carolina, any excuse to grab a crisp, refreshing white is one I’ll take, so I look forward to grabbing some more of this in the near future.