Line up three glasses of Riesling from three Seneca Lake wineries for a tasting and you will discover something compelling: terroir. Each wine will show a lively balance of fruit and crispness. But a Riesling from the southeastern shore of the lake will likely have vibrant lime and grapefruit flavors, while one from the western shore will show notes of mineral and slate, and one from farther north on the lake will taste of honey and lush apricot.
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