Sunday, November 15, 2009

Why Wine: Joeshico Wine Review; Lamoreaux Landing Dry Riesling, 2008

Can't seem to find a Finger Lakes Riesling I don't like. Thanks to my son, this past weekend I opened a dry Riesling from Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars located in Lodi, NY, on the east side of Seneca Lake and my first stop on the annual "Deck the Halls" event on Dec. 6th. I have to say his timing was impeccable.
The food we were enjoying was a hodge-podge of different selections off the bar menu. A Mediterranean rotizza (cheese, roasted pepper and kalamata olives), a tangy crab-artichoke dip, juicy wings with a medium hot dip and crab cakes were shared by myself and two close friends.
The wine was a perfect match for the entire menu.
Lots of apricot, peach, citrus and a little floral aromas with lemon and apple on the palate and some mineral on a dry finish gave this wine everything I look for in a great Riesling. Nice fruit, smooth and balanced and now among one of my favorites. The suggested retail on this wine is $12-$14, but can be found on line for under $9.

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Total Acidity: 7.65 g/L
pH: 2.93
Alcohol by Volume: 12.1
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Production Level: 1000 cases


Shelly said...

I need to get out there and try more whites. I like a good chardonnay and have run into other whites that are just so sweet that I shy away from trying anything new. I am not afraid...I am not afraid. Maybe I'll look for this one and let you know what I think.

The Wine Whore said...

What do you think makes the Finger Lakes Rieslings so great? Just curious as to what qualities you like in this type of wine.


Catherine said...

Hi Joe! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! You're plan sounds great- home made hummus, tortilla chips, and a glass of fine wine sounds fantastic to me! :) Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Great post, definitely a good selection of white wines. Thank you for sharing. Cheer!


joeshico said...

Shelly, when I first started drinking whites I was Pinot Grigio and Chard only. It took a while to find that there are many nice dry whites out there.
Randy, climate conditions on the Lakes is perfect for Riesling. Finger Lakes Rieslings have always been among the best, I just got a late start appreciating them.
Thank you Catherine for stopping by. The roasted pepper and garlic hummus is on our New's Years Eve party menu.
Anon. May be in Clarke County next summer or early fall. Will definitely try to make it to Veramer Vineyards.