Fox Run Semi-Dry Riesling 2020 / 750 ml.

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WS9393 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 06/22
A spectacular value, this riesling has the concentration and elegance of wines three times the price. It leads with tree-fruit scents—pear, lime and lime leaf, apple—and carries a caramelly accent throughout. Its flavors are focused, concentrated, effortless, with a sweetness that one never notices, that rounds the wine, keeping it balanced and on point for a sumptuous meal, like a crown roast of pork.
JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2022
A very juicy and citrusy off-dry riesling that has plenty of peach character on the well-structured palate. Striking oyster-shell character at the crisp and vibrant finish that leaps and bounds over the palate. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2022
Rounded aromas of yellow apple and white peach meet dried field flowers and sun-baked clay in this semidry Riesling that deftly balanced fruit and earth elements. The palate shows a pleasing textural creaminess that is further filled out by ripe apple and peach flavors, with plenty of fresh acidity to lend ample balance. (Alexander Peartree)
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2022
A nice fresh, crunchy style, which keeps the off-dry edge honest, this sports lime, fennel and pippin apple notes, with a honeysuckle-infused finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,472 cases made. (James Molesworth)

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WS93 93 pts. / Wine & Spirits (06/22)

A spectacular value, this riesling has the concentration and elegance of wines three times the price. It leads with tree-fruit scents—pear, lime and lime leaf, apple—and carries a caramelly accent throughout. Its flavors are focused, concentrated, effortless, with a sweetness that one never notices, that rounds the wine, keeping it balanced and on point for a sumptuous meal, like a crown roast of pork.

JS92 92 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Tuesday, August 9, 2022)

A very juicy and citrusy off-dry riesling that has plenty of peach character on the well-structured palate. Striking oyster-shell character at the crisp and vibrant finish that leaps and bounds over the palate. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

WE90 90 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (10/1/2022)

Rounded aromas of yellow apple and white peach meet dried field flowers and sun-baked clay in this semidry Riesling that deftly balanced fruit and earth elements. The palate shows a pleasing textural creaminess that is further filled out by ripe apple and peach flavors, with plenty of fresh acidity to lend ample balance. (Alexander Peartree)

SP88 88 pts. / Wine Spectator (Sep 30, 2022)

A nice fresh, crunchy style, which keeps the off-dry edge honest, this sports lime, fennel and pippin apple notes, with a honeysuckle-infused finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,472 cases made. (James Molesworth)

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District / Finger Lakes

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Officially established in 1982, the Finger Lakes region has a storied history of wine production in New York State and is recognized the world over. The deep glacially formed lakes offer sublime growing conditions thanks to the sloping hillsides and moderating effect the lakes have on the temperature of the surrounding area.

The main growing regions are centered around Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake (which each have their own AVAs) but quality wine is being made throughout the region. Riesling is the belle of the ball in the Finger Lakes (oftentimes being compared to the Rieslings of Germany) but success has been had with Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and others.

Region / New York

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Seeing as our store is located in the midst of New York's wine regions, we have a special affinity for New York wines. And so should you! New York is now producing some of the world's best Rieslings and Pinot Noirs, and there are lots of other terrific wines made from grapes like Catawba, Niagara, Cabernet Franc and others being produced here, as well. Every year, the quality, reputation, and demand for New York wines continue to soar. What are you waiting for? Uncork New York!

Country / United States

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SKU 76259
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Fox Run Semi-Dry Riesling
Country United States
Region New York
District Finger Lakes
Product Location - Location-Appellation Seneca Lake
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 11.6%
Wine/Spirit Brand Fox Run
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2020
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale 8.00
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2022
A concentrated and spicy dry riesling that has tons of pink-grapefruit, apricot and mirabelle aromas. Impressive textural complexity, yet this still retains wonderful freshness and delicacy. Extremely long, delicious finish. A cuvée of 60% Josef vineyard, 20% Magdalena vineyard and 20% HJW vineyards. Drink or hold.
WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2022
This blend of estate vineyards is consistently a favorite year over year. The 2020 delivers intense aromas of fennel pollen, lemon oil, yellow apple, tangerine and sliced ginger, making it utterly compelling. Ample apple and stone fruit flavors blend with earthy, spicy elements on the dry palate, with well placed acidity and a pithy texture lending support. (Alexander Peartree)
WS9393 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 06/22
Winegrower Fred Merwarth finds that his Josef Vineyard ripens at just the right level for a dry style, so he focuses this Reserve on that site. The wine is more lemony and citrus-based than the 2020 Dry Riesling (also recommended here). It has a mildly herbal attack giving way to a midweight mouthfeel that’s comfortable and slightly tense, especially in the finish. For herb-roasted halibut.
RP92+92+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 21st Apr 2022
The 2020 Dry Riesling Reserve comes in with eight grams of residual sugar and 12.7% alcohol and is perceptibly dry. It is a blend of 60% grapes from the Josef Vineyard, 22% from Magdalena and 18% from HJW, meaning that it has every chance to be a great wine, just like the pricier single-vineyard offerings. It is consistently one of the best intersections in the lineup for quality and price. This year it is about as good as anything in the lineup, just like last year. Deep and lingering on the finish, it has controlled power, the acidity soaked up by the concentration and countered by the modest sugar. It’s delicious but serious, sturdy but lively. It will be interesting to see how this compares with its predecessor, the 2019, as they both age. I suspect the 2019 will win as time goes on, but this is a very respectable competitor today and a pretty terrific wine with some potential upside in the cellar. (Mark Squires)
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WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2022
This compact, tense dry Riesling delivers intense aromas of wet slate and sliced fennel bulb shot through with vibrant lime juice. Tense flavors of white cherry, crushed stone and lime are propelled along by driven acidity, showing great cohesion and depth between it all. The dry, lime-driven finish leaves you begging for the next sip. (Alexander Peartree)
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2022
Bracing, with slate, thistle, pippin apple and lime pith notes that extend through the bone dry finish. Drink now through 2025. 214 cases made. (James Molesworth)
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 20th Jan 2022
The 2020 Dry Riesling comes in with 2.9 grams of residual sugar, 9.2 grams of total acidity and 11.4% alcohol. A powerhouse, this seems bigger in fruit than the numbers suggest, but there’s no doubt where this puts its emphasis—on the pure power. There’s plenty of acidity here. Intense and gripping on the finish, this is impressive on many fronts. It’s also so backward that it seems hard to approach now. You do need to be a little patient here. There were 197 cases produced, to be released in February, a bit ahead of some of the other submissions, but that will likely not be enough time. You’ll do better if you come back to this in 2023 (or later). It should age well, so there’s no rush, but it really needs to show better balance. It has the power of its higher-priced siblings but not their character or expression of fruit, at least not now. I’m optimistic, though. (Mark Squires)
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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Enveloping nose of mandarin oranges, apricots and summer flowers. Very succulent with a cornucopia of ripe fruit, the power beautifully underplayed. I love the way the juiciness and the lively acidity are intertwined at the long finish. Excellent aging potential. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 12th May 2022
The 2020 Dry Riesling Margrit comes in with 11.1 grams of residual sugar and 6.3 of total acidity, plus 12% alcohol. This is sourced from a single vineyard on Seneca Lake, owned by the winery, that was planted in 2008. Typically more on the sugary side than the Eugenia, relatively speaking, this is even a bit more elevated in sugar in this big year while the acidity is a little less. It still is balanced, quite delicious and relatively transparent. It’s the one that will make everyone swoon today. Calling it a crowd-pleaser may be an understatement. Great Riesling, though, acquires that “great,” by aging effortlessly and becoming something more. It will be interesting to see how much “more” this can acquire. If I had a quibble, the wine opens with some tension, but it loses some precision and power fairly quickly as it airs and warms. It has enough acidity so it will never be flabby and enough sugar and fruit so it will always be delicious, but I’d still give the nod to the Eugenia in this report. It also left me with some doubts as to how much it might improve. It can develop, for sure, but how much is the open question. I think it is at least a step behind the 2020 Eugenia and the 2019 Margrit (not here in this report). You sure won’t regret drinking it, though. (Mark Squires)
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2022
Aromas of apricot, yellow apple and honeycomb wax drive the nose of this Riesling sourced from the winery’s Seneca Lake vineyard. It’s pleasantly soft and supple on the palate yet lifted by bright acidity, creating a cohesive experience of peach, papaya and apple flavors that ends pert and lively. (Alexander Peartree)
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SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2022
Juicy and direct, with a hint of anise mixed with peach and yellow apple fruit flavors. Fresh finish. Drink now through 2025. 160 cases made.
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