Tuesday, March 12, 2013
NY DRINKS NY SPECIAL COVERAGE - LAMOREAUX LANDING
Mark Wagner's Lamoreaux Landing has won as many awards as Hills Bros. has coffee beans. Their whites are exceptional. They do their reds on the light side. It's a style thing with them. Fresh, light, and fruity. And critics and the general wine buying public seem to be buying. Big!
I started off with a Pinot Noir that was almost a rosato (or the color of a dark rose). It had strawberries on the nose and was quite quaffabe. Very nice.
The Estate Red was a light bodied and fruit forward wine that delivers cherry flavors with hints of smoke and tobacco. Soft tannins. Nice acidity.
But one of the biggest shocks was 76 West a meritage that blew me away. Lots of oak and tannin forming the backbone of a dark ruby wine with dark and bright cherries. Smooth finish. An excellent red wine. Excellent!