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Sweetness - 10/100
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Case Price: $216
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Awards / Scores - Dry Riesling, 2016
This vintage has not yet been submitted to competitions. The 2015 Dry Riesling won "Best in Show" at the American Fine Wine Competition. It also was awarded 88 points from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Tasting Notes For Dry Riesling, 2016Loads of tree fruit aromas, along with watermelon and lemon zest, are found in this fragrant wine. The palate is perfectly balanced, with a zesty finish. The moderate sweetness makes this Riesling incredibly versatile. Lovers of rich, complex wines will find this wine highly cellar-worthy.
Vineyard Notes For Dry Riesling, 2016The 2016 growing season was the driest in recorded history in the Finger Lakes. The abundant sunshine made for some very happy vines, even if they were a bit parched. Judicious applications of water helped things enormously, but the real breakthrough happened in mid-August, when the skies finally opened up enough to give our grapes enough to let them ripen the crop fully.
Block 2 – Plantings in shale with small amounts of clays and silts.
Block 3 – Planted in 2001 in clays and silts with shallow bedrock and glacial till.
Production/Winemaker's Notes For Dry Riesling, 2016We are extremely proud of this zesty aromatic dry Riesling. It is a classic example of the style of wine that has made the Finger Lakes world famous.
Grapes were picked in the early morning to ensure that they arrived at the winery at a low temperature. The fruit was gently crushed and pressed. Fermentation was conducted at moderate temperatures using three different yeast strains. The wines were chilled just before reaching dryness to leave a small amount of residual sugar in the wine.
Humble Beginings Steeped in History
Fox Run sits high on Torrey Ridge, overlooking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake. With fifty acres of east facing vineyards on glacial soils, the winery produces a remarkable range of limited-production, site-expressive estate wines.
For more than a century Fox Run was a dairy farm. Native grape varieties put the Finger Lakes on the map a century and half ago, and French-American hybrids, bred for cold resistance, still have an important niche in the region. But Osborn is convinced that non-hybrid European Vinifera grapes can yield wine excellent enough to put the Finger Lakes in the ranks of the worldâ€™s top fine wine producers.
From Dairy Barn To Winery
The first grapes were planted in 1984 and the Civil War-era dairy barn was converted to a winemaking facility in 1990â€“ three years before Scott Osborn took over the helm. In 1996, farther up the slope a new facility was completed with state-of-the-art capabilities and view of Seneca Lake that is unrivaled. Working closely with winemaker Peter Bell and vineyard manager John Kaiser, the Osbornâ€™s are dedicated to a program of minimal intervention winemaking.
A State-Of-The-Art Winery
In 1996, a new wine facility was completed with state-of-the-art capabilities and views of Seneca Lake that remain unrivaled. In 2001, architects Jim Durfee and Scott Hemenway redesigned the original dairy barn, creating a new wine center and tasting room that maintains the original rustic character, while taking further advantage of the dramatic panoramic views of Seneca Lake. The original barrel room remains at the heart of the 2001 design, retaining the dramatic timber frame character and soaring space.
in 2000, Fox Run underwent a major renovation. There was an expansion of the Tasting Room, along with the addition of a gift shop and tasting bar.
Family Owned, Poised for Growth
In 2012, Fox Run Vineyards became exclusively family-owned. Scott and Ruth Osborn, together with Kathleen and Albert Zafonte, Ruth Osbornâ€™s sister and brother in-law are setting the course for an exciting new chapter.
"We are redefining our legacy", says Scott Osborn. "The team is tight here. Our acclaimed senior winemaker, Peter Bell, has overseen 18 estate vintages and John Kaiser, our vineyard manager, began developing the vineyards in 1984 â€“ even before I set eyes on this magnificent property. We are all excited about the future here and our focus will center on the signature wines of the estate."
Redefining the Legacy
Producing 15,000 cases annually, Fox Run Vineyards plantings include: Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir.
Current releases include Riesling, Reserve Riesling, Chardonnay, Reserve Chardonnay, Lemberger 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. Hedonia â€“ a White Port made entirely from Traminette grapes, was launched recently. A trio of Rieslings: The Geology Series, an expression of place, method and time, was also introduced recently.