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Semi-Dry Riesling, 2015

Semi-Dry Riesling
Primary Aromas & Flavors
Peaches, mangoes, raspberries and white flowers all present themselves on the nose with more peach and tangerine on the palate.
Sweetness - 30/100
Food & Wine Pairing
Creates a flavorful combination with foods featuring soy sauce or ginger as well as creole spices and BBQ. Also perfect with pork, duck, chevre & honey, or warm brie with a dried fruit topping. A perfect pairing when feeling adventurous like white game meats or homemade Riesling sausage.
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Bottle Price: $14
Case Price: $168
Name:
Semi-Dry Riesling
Vintage:
2015
Bottle Size:
750ml
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Composition:
100% Riesling
Harvest Date:
September 24 - October 5, 2015
Harvest Brix:
16.8 - 19.0 Brix
Bottling Date:
May 12, 2016
Residual Sugar:
2.6%
Acid:
7.35 g/L
pH:
3.06
Alcohol:
11.2%
Production:
2026 cases
Tasting Notes For Semi-Dry Riesling, 2015
Loads of tree fruit aromas, along with honeydew melon and lime zest, are found in this fragrant wine. The palate is perfectly balanced, with a soft yet 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 Semi-Dry Riesling, 2015
GROWING CONDITIONS: 2015 saw a lot of see-saw weather, with the growing season starting off cool and wet. The sun emerged for good in mid-summer, giving the vines the boost they needed to fully ripen the grapes. Harvest proceeded on schedule, and we were able to produce small quantities of very tasty wine with all varieties..

VINEYARD SITE: Fox Run Vineyards Blocks 1, 7, 8 and 11
VINEYARD INFORMATION:
Block 1 - Planted in 2003 in clays and silts with shallow topsoil at an elevation of 580 ft.
Block 7 - Planted in 1996 in alternating layers of sand and clays at an elevation of 450 ft.
Block 8 - Planted in 1997 in clays and silts with shallow bedrock and glacial till at an elevation of 590 ft.
Block 11 - Planted in 1998 in fertile, well-drained soil with sandy loam over lakeshore stones at an elevation of 660 ft.
Production/Winemaker's Notes For Semi-Dry Riesling, 2015
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.

Winemaker's Notes: This semi-dry Riesling is the latest release of what has become one of Fox Run's most renowned wines. The goal was to produce a wine with precision and clarity, full of cool-climate Riesling aromas and possessed of superb balance. Don't be afraid to give this a few years' bottle age.

History

Dairy Barn in 1895

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 world’s top fine wine producers.

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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 1990– 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 Osborn’s are dedicated to a program of minimal intervention winemaking.

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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.

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Expansion

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.

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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 Osborn’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 – 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."

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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 – 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.

Featured Video

Interview with Ruth Osborn of Fox Run Vineyards

Paul Thomas of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail conducts an interview with Ruth Osborn, co-owner of Fox Run Vineyards, located on the western side of Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. This interview took place in mid 2014.

Fox Run 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. In 2012, Hedonia - a White Port made entirely from Traminette grapes, was launched. A trio of Rieslings: The Geology Series, an expression of place, method and time, was introduced in the spring of 2012.