Quite viscous and bright, with lots of lemon, orange, pear, melon and spice flavors. Toasty oak and vanilla also are in evidence, as well as a slight hint of sweetness on the finish. Still, crisp and clean at the end.
This beautiful Riesling from Chateau Lafayette Reneau opens with a delicate prickle of acidity that’s wonderfully enticing on the tongue. Lush with aromas of ripe yellow peaches and nectarines, it’s balanced artfully with a sharp, minerally edge and bright lemony acidity. Finishes quite dry.
Delicious aromas of peach, tropical fruit and spice lead this spirited wine from consistently good Chateau Lafayette, located on New York’s Seneca Lake. There’s a bright, zippy, and eaysgoing character of citrus and fruit on the palate that recommends this wine for food pairing and just sipping out on the deck. It’s not terribly complex but it doesn’t need to…
Tangerine skins, fresh pears and a hint of petrol combine into an invigorating perfume on this fascinating Riesling. While initially soft with white peach and floral notes, the palate turns zippy and fresh with a slate- and chalk- laced minerality and a clean, lemony finish.
Pretty hibiscus nectar and lychee notes add an exotic twist to this dainty late-harvest Riesling. Light on its feet, it’s deliciously juicy on the palate with showers of pink grapefruit and stone fruit. Finishes clean with a brisk, black tea note.
This delightful surprise from upstate New York features Pinot Grigio-like lime and herb aromas. A touch of chalk and the faintest hint of peachy fruit on the palate add to its appeal. Displays good feel and finish, with lingering citrus flavors.
Good Cabernet character all around. The nose is spicy and full, with tobacco, pepper and red berry fruit to start. On the palate, good tannic structure and a balance of big fruit, leather/tobacco and acid offer ageability and finesse. A good food wine—pair it with grilled beef this summer.
This is the kind of elegant wine one expects from Chateau Lafayette, with its flirtation of mint, chocolate and soft pepper on the nose, and its integrated berry and spice flavors on the palate. Smooth but sturdy tannins and a long finish seal the deal.