External Reviews for Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Finger Lakes Dry
Dry, but on the softer side, with forward pear, apricot and quince notes backed by a pure, unadorned finish. Not big, but persistent.
Smoke, honey and delicate white flowers meld luxuriously on this not-quite-dry beauty. Sweet white grapefruit juice flavors are intensely concentrated on the palate, highlighted by a shower of lime zest and a stony minerality on the finish.
This heady reserve leads with complex aromas of apple blossoms, hints of vanillin and caramel. Its flavors are fine and long, with an herbaceous top notes that accents the ripe pear fruit. Its finish is persistent and fine, for rosemary-roasted veal loin.
This pleasantly fruity white shows typical Riesling flavors of peach, mineral and light herbs. Itrsquo;s full-bodied yet dry and well balanced.
As usual in this region, I found myself drawn toward the 2007 Riesling Dry rather than its ldquo;semi-dryrdquo; counterpart. Finger Lakes Riesling cannot support residual sugar in the manner of German Riesling. This wine labeled ldquo;dryrdquo; tastes like what in Germany would be considered ldquo;halbtrocken,rdquo; which is to say itrsquo;s well balanced with a very faint and appropriate hint of sweetness. Cooling lime and mint mingle with a hint of vanilla on a sleek, soothing palate with plenty of freshness but no distinct impression of acid ldquo;cut.rdquo; A substantial, juicy finish is lent invigoration by faint fruit skin and lime peel astringency and a hint of pungent, bitter-sweet herbs. Enjoy Riesling this over the next 2ndash;3 years.
Hermann Wiemer produces some of the finest New York state wines I have had the pleasure to encounter. Though labeled ldquo;Dry,rdquo; this Riesling still retains a slight hint of sweetness mdash; enough to highlight the flavors of peach, slate, and citrus, but not enough to turn off the average dry wine drinker. Served alongside blackened catfish or chicken and risotto, this was a big hit at my rehearsal dinner.
Finger Lakes, New YorkHermann J Wiemer Dry Riesling is a white wine gem for those who appreciate the noble Riesling grape. Hermann Wiemer was born in Bernkastel, Germany into a family with a 300-year tradition of winemaking. In 1973 he selected a scenic property on the west shore of Seneca Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes of New York, a place reminiscent of his native Mosel region. This is a crisp, dry Johannisberg Riesling made in the classic Mosel Kabinett style. Estate bottled and grown.Hermann J Wiemer Dry Riesling is soft yellow-green in color with a beautiful nose of pear, apricot, lime and herbs. Light-medium in body with a dry finish, the wine is beautifully balanced with lively acidity. It offers rich flavors of apricots, green apples, citrus and mint. It was fermented in stainless steel, with no oak. This wine is elegant and refreshing with a juicy, flavorful finish.Enjoy Hermann J Wiemer Dry Riesling over the next 2-3 years with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, fried chicken, and spicy Thai dishes.