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91 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2008 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of peach custard and honeyed citrus follow through on a rich, supple entry to and fruity medium body with great depth and tangy acidity. Finishes with a long mouthwatering fade. A crowd pleasing sipper or pair with spicy grilled shrimp. (tasted on Jan-11-2010)
88 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2008 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of orange marmalade and praline follow through on a lively entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with great fruity depth and a tangy nectarine, citrus, and chalk fade. Nice vibrancy for sipping or bbq chicken. (tasted on Jan-11-2010)
88 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2008 Proprietor's Reserve, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $19.99.
Somewhat startling over toasted oak aromas of mace, cocoa dusted citrus and coconut, and charred nutskins have a latex edge follow through on a round, silky entry to a dry medium-full body with wave of pineapple and nutty oak. Finishes with a long, tangy citrus and spice fade. Interesting, juicy depth balances the immodest oak. (tasted on Jan-11-2010)
88 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2008 Pinot Noir Blanc, Finger Lakes $9.49. Best Buy.
Bright ruby color. Mild berry chutney, anise cookie, and buckwheat honey aromas have a yeasty edge and follow through on a soft entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with bright tangy strawberry preserves and delicate spice notes on the long, zesty finish. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
85 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2007 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes $19.99.
Deep ruby color. Mild baked cherry, honey glaze, and gingerbread aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with tart citrus pith and melon rind notes. Finishes with a dryish, chalky fade. Somewhat Old World in style. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
83 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes $19.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color with a fading brick rim. Aromas of wet clay, coffee grounds and berry baskets follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with somewhat dilute and raisiny dried fruit and a lightly smoky, dusty tannin fade. A fully mature red to serve with pot roasts. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)