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Review: Two Fox Run Vineyards Rose's Finger Lakes, New York @foxrunvineyards

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Another Name for Sunshine from the Finger Lakes.

I have come to expect quality from the Finger Lakes wine region of New York. The last few years I have enjoyed expressive and delicious Rieslings, the shine of Finger Lakes sparklers and reveled in the depths of Finger Lakes dessert and Ice wines. Naturally I was eager to sample the rose' wines sent to me from Fox Run Vineyards.

My only impression of Fox Run Vineyards was from a sample of their Hedonia I reviewed last year. Made of 100% Traminette the Hedonia is a dessert wine (white Port style) best served over rocks with a slice of orange. A delicious and habit forming beverage. My expectations were high for their rose's.

This weekend I was asked on twitter why a guy in Washington state was drinking wines from Finger Lakes, New York. "I love good wine." was my response. Without hesitation I encourage to seek out the wines of Fox Run Vineyards. Thank me later.



Tasting Notes Fox Run Vineyards 2013 Rose' of Lemberger

Color: Pink grapefruit
Nose: Grapefruit, slate, grassy.
Palate: Strawberry, fresh, crisp edges, mineral and citrus. Dry finish with strawberry and ruby grapefruit. Good hang time and mouth watering. Big like.

Thoughts: Lovely dry wine, delivered up front, balanced, and fantastic finish. Think lunch at the marina with a classic shrimp cocktail. Also reminded me of dinner at a San Francisco sushi bar - pair with sashimi or sushi. This is also a foot dangler wine, sitting on a lake pier feet barely touching the water, a picnic of fried chicken and lamb chops with curried rice.
Highly Recommended.

ABV: 12%
RS: 0.2%
Closure: DIAMS
SRP: $19.99
Sample provided by the winery.
Purchase direct from the winery.


Tasting Notes Fox Run Vineyards 2013 Rose' of Pinot Noir

Color: Pale, golden melon. Pretty.
Nose: Strawberry, melon, honeyed toast, mineral, sunshine.
Palate: Strawberry, watermelon, juicy, tart, stimulating back palate, elegant, fresh berry melon finish. A tasty dry wine of subtlety. Yum.

Thoughts: This wine made me think of bottled sunshine. Not direct, too hot, hurt your eyes sunshine, rather, filtered sunshine, with a light that compliments and soothes. Drink this wine with friends on a blue day and you'll enjoy a bit of sunshine from the Finger Lakes. Pair with delicate, lightly seasoned foods.
Recommended.

ABV: 12%
RS: 0.2%
Closure: DIAMS cork
SRP: $14.99
Sample provided by the winery.
Purchase direct from the winery.


Fox Run Vineyards
670 State Route 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527
800-636-9786
@foxrunvineyards

About Fox Run Vineyards

Situated high on Torrey Ridge overlooking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake is Fox Run - with fifty-five acres of vineyards. Their first grapes were planted in 1984 and the Civil War era dairy barn was converted to a modern wine-making facility in 1993. In 1996, farther up the slope a new facility was completed with state-of-the-art capabilities and a view of Seneca Lake.

Working closely with winemaker Peter Bell and vineyard manager John Kaiser, owner Scott Osborn has introduced a program of minimal intervention winemaking and revitalized the vines by converting to a new trellis system which has had excellent results in Germany, France and Australia.

Producing 15,000 cases annually, Fox Run Vineyards plantings include: Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir. Fox Run also produces a Meritage blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc plus a Blanc de Blancs sparkler made from Estate Chardonnay. There are also several wood-aged fortified wines - including a Tawny and Ruby-style Port.

Thank you so much for the lovely wines,

Cheers!

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