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Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Wiemer always makes beautifully expressive riesling, and this vintage is no exception. The 2003 Semi-Dry is delicate and flowery-scented, with strawberry and peach flavors. A beam of juicy acidity offsets the sweetness and keeps the palate refreshed. Cheers to Wiemer, a German winemaking family whose more than 300 years of experience has certainly influenced the Finger Lakes' level of quality for the better!

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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard:
Riesling-obsessed connoisseurs know how important Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard's pioneering work is to wine. Hermann, born in Germany with an extensive wine family background, discovered the Finger Lakes in the 1960's, and its cool climate and gravelly soil reminded him of the Mosel Valley. Realizing the untapped potential of the Finger Lakes region, he started to grow classic European... Read more
Riesling-obsessed connoisseurs know how important Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard's pioneering work is to wine. Hermann, born in Germany with an extensive wine family background, discovered the Finger Lakes in the 1960's, and its cool climate and gravelly soil reminded him of the Mosel Valley. Realizing the untapped potential of the Finger Lakes region, he started to grow classic European vines along selected sites on one of the most prominent properties in the Finger Lakes. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard estate grown wines are established from traditions of excellence and have a reputation for being exceptionally lush, crisp and well balanced. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is founded on the philosophy of quality and hand crafted wines. Located on the shores of Seneca Lake, the well drained sloping shalestone bedrock and Honeoye silt loam soil lend itself to the production of what critics consider to be some of the best grown Rieslings in America. Read less

External Reviews for Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/20/2011

Wiemer always makes beautifully expressive riesling, and this vintage is no exception. The 2003 Semi-Dry is delicate and flowery-scented, with strawberry and peach flavors. A beam of juicy acidity offsets the sweetness and keeps the palate refreshed. Cheers to Wiemer, a German winemaking family whose more than 300 years of experience has certainly influenced the Finger Lakes' level of quality for the better!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/20/2011

Floral and honey aromas are intriguing, and follow through on the vibrant palate with attractive peach and lime flavors. It's firm, delicate and nicely balanced. A great-value Riesling.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/20/2011

Wiemer has been a reliable source for beautifully rendered New York Rieslings. This one is delicate and flowery-scented with strawberry and peach flavors. A beam of juicy acidity offsets the sweetness and keeps the palate refreshed.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/20/2011

An exceptionally smooth, pleasant wine in true Spätlese style. Great nose of nectarine, sweet grapefruits, pineapple and a touch of nuts. On the palate, an overtone of minerality surrounds rich tropical flavors of mango and pineapple. Finishes on a stony note.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/20/2011

An appealing off-dry style, with quince, green plum and fig flavors and a juicy, open-knit finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/20/2011

This has a slightly off-dry feel, with tasty green apple and pear notes backed by a slate- and floral-tinged finish. Flattering but balanced. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This generous Riesling exhibits a subtle cross section of tropical fruits, litchi, passion fruit and peach. The flavors are rich and abundant, ideal for a spicy larb gai. (Thai chicken salad).




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