Wiemer Riesling Dry Finger Lake New York 2011
"Hints of lime and orange blossom on the nose set the stage for a succulent palate of apricot and grapefruit. Our trademark minerality creates a beautiful texture that carries into a long, lingering finish." Winemaker's notes "The label says “Dry Riesling,” but in fact it’s slightly sweet, like an old-school German kabinett riesling from the days before global warming. Nonetheless, it’s superb, with deep, three-dimensional flavors, tangy and lightly fruity." New York Times 8/16/12
External Reviews for Wiemer Riesling Dry Finger Lake New York
Floral aromas abound intermingled with hints of tropical fruits. The entry is loaded with apples and pears; mid-palate opens up with floral hints. The finish is all citrus: clementines Valencia oranges grapefruit and tangerines. A pleasant memory of the wine lingers. Another awesome offer from HJW.
Crisply mineral with hints of lime and citrus on the nose. Well balanced with hints of honeyed grapefruit on the palate.
A dry Riesling with a crisp minerality and hints of lime and delicate citrus on the nose. Nicely balanced with a touch of honeyed grapefruit on the palate with a clean finish. - Winery
A tremendous performance, this riesling exhibits a tension between the round, warm peach accents and a darker herbal presence. While the fruit is exuberant, conveyed by a turbinado sugar sweetness, somehow a fierce minerality reins it in. The wine becomes elegant, with a heady, peach-inflected finish that lasts far beyond the sweetness.
Ripe, with creamed Jonagold apple, dried quince and anise flavors laced with heather and orange blossom notes. Displays excellent range and a juicy feel. A slightly forward style overall. Drink now through 2015.
Seneca Lake AVA, 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 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.
Dry and racy, this brisk riesling announces itself with a whiff of phenols that blows off with a little time in the glass. From there the flavors are pure fruit, lemon candy and juicy apple slices, the energy propulsive, even jittery, ready for Sichuan noodles.
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