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Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Late Harvest 2014

Member Review by happyrobot:

Late harvest botrytised Riesling from the finger lakes. Sweet! Literally. 3.3% residual sugar (22.5% natural sugar at harvest) that overwhelms the acidity just a bit, but it is still a wonderful wine that pairs with a variety of dishes. Classic Riesling flavors with a tiny bit of petrol & botrytis. Lovely.

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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

Member Reviews for Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Late Harvest

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Snooth User: happyrobot
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/08/2008

Late harvest botrytised Riesling from the finger lakes. Sweet! Literally. 3.3% residual sugar (22.5% natural sugar at harvest) that overwhelms the acidity just a bit, but it is still a wonderful wine that pairs with a variety of dishes. Classic Riesling flavors with a tiny bit of petrol & botrytis. Lovely.


Snooth User: wnelvrs
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/28/2009

We found this lightly sweet with well balanced acidity. Great for use with desserts. Great floral notes on the nose with peach, lime and mineral flavors.


Snooth User: SDR777
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 08/18/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Late Harvest

External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/29/2015

Bright, with yellow apple, white ginger and white peach notes, laced with honeysuckle and carrying through the elegant finish. Relies more on finesse than outright sweetness, and maintains good energy. Drink now through 2017. 810 cases made.


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Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Bright, with yellow apple, white ginger and white peach notes, laced with honeysuckle and carrying through an elegant finish. Relies more on finesse than outright sweetness, and maintains good energy. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Powerful, full-bodied Riesling with a beautiful sweetness that accentuates the rich fruit flavors; citrus, peach and apricot all shine through with a nice minerality and a strong acidity. Has enough sugar and acid to be enjoyed over the next 3–4 years. I look forward to the evolution.


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Vintage: 2012 02/15/2015

Bright, with yellow apple, white ginger and white peach notes, laced with honeysuckle and carrying through the elegant finish. Relies more on finesse than outright sweetness, and maintains good energy. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/10/2014

This takes a day to show itself, starting off with a sweet burst of flavor and the lift to carry it. The wine accrues an unexpected concentration over time, the fruit accents more focused in their delivery, like a beam of peach-colored light. It seems to have the stuff to age, so cellar, and see what it can do two to four years down the line.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/10/2014

Wiemer has created some of the most beautifully well-made Rieslings in the world. I’d put many of their wines up against some of the best known German producers. The Late Harvest Riesling is richer and more full-bodied than their Semi-Dry, with a smooth, round mouthfeel and bold but vibrant white fruit flavors. This wine is gorgeous now, but we’ve had older vintages that have aged magnificently, becoming more honeyed and unfolding greater depth after a few years.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/10/2014

Features an off-dry edge, with kiwifruit and green melon flavors balanced on a flattering frame. Key lime and meringue notes hang through the friendly finish. Drink now.


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