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Wiemer Riesling Dry Finger Lake New York 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"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

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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 Wiemer Riesling Dry Finger Lake New York

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/25/2013

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.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Crisply mineral with hints of lime and citrus on the nose. Well balanced with hints of honeyed grapefruit on the palate.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
08/09/2012

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.


External Review
08/22/2013

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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"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

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