Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling 2012

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Crafted in the traditional Spatlese style, the Late Harvest presents yet another approach to this classic variety. Ad...

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Dundee, NY (2,300 mi)
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Late harvest botrytised Riesling from the finger lakes. Sweet! Literally. 3.3% residual sugar (22.5% natural sugar at harvest) that overwhelms the ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 Ger... Read more

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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.


External Reviews for Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling

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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.


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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

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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Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

For little more than the price of the dry version, consumers seeking noble sweetness can purchase Wiemer's 2007 Riesling Late Harvest. Pear, quince, and candied citrus rind inform this silken-smooth, quite sweet, but persistently juicy offering. Very subtle hints of botrytis pungency in no way disturb the admirable sense of purity on display here, and while there is certainly refreshment to be had here, one will not confuse this wine's overall softness with any German Spatlese or Auslese. This wine is ideal simply for sipping over the coming 3-5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

Hermann is definitely the master of his domaine. This could be the best American late harvest Riesling ever made. Lively apricot and nectarine components lead to lighter elements of kumquat and gooseberry. A nice mixture of honeysuckle makes this a fabulous, not-to-be-missed Riesling. Light enough to go with full-bodied chicken, and an absolute knockout with lobster.


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Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This elegant riesling displays remarkable tension between fleshy fruit and penetrating acidity. Scents of lemon and apple give way to caramel and Thai pineapple; flavors seesaw between generous and terse, the finish as taut as a pulled rope. A pleasing conundrum that will only gain definition in the cellar; then pair with tea-smoked trout.


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Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

Flattering and forward, but with good drive, as off-dry apple, piecrust, candied lime peel and quince notes bounce along from start to finish. Drink now.


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Ratings & Tags for Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling

77215 Snooth User: mjletts
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4.00 5
2003 06/26/2008

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2003 08/18/2008

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2003 03/10/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Crafted in the traditional Spatlese style, the Late Harvest presents yet another approach to this classic variety. Additional time on the vine allows the grapes to fully develop their flavor profiles. The later picking also helps sugars to consolidate, resulting in a sweeter full bodied wine. An appropriate level of alcohol helps to make this wine delicate and approachable with a moderate level of residual sweetness. Honeyed citrus and green apple accent the nose, while peach and apricot float across the tongue.

Crafted in the traditional Spatlese style, the Late Harvest presents yet another approach to this classic variety. Additional time on the vine allows the grapes to fully develop their flavor profiles. The later picking also helps sugars to consolidate, resulting in a sweeter full bodied wine. An appropriate level of alcohol helps to make this wine delicate and approachable with a moderate level of residual sweetness. Honeyed citrus and green apple accent the nose, while peach and apricot float across the tongue.

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Sugar: 5.90% grams per liter

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