Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling 2021 / 750 ml.

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WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2023
Honeyed apricot, lemon zest and gentle florals lead. There’s a musky, mushroomy underbelly. The palate is dry and opulent. The richness is lifted with lovely citrus acidity and bright florals; that mushroom earthiness flickers on the finish. (Christina Pickard)

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Hermann J. Wiemer

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WE90 90 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (10/1/2023)

Honeyed apricot, lemon zest and gentle florals lead. There’s a musky, mushroomy underbelly. The palate is dry and opulent. The richness is lifted with lovely citrus acidity and bright florals; that mushroom earthiness flickers on the finish. (Christina Pickard)

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SKU 41053
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling
Country United States
Region New York
District Finger Lakes
Product Location - Location-Appellation Seneca Lake
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 12%
Brand Hermann J. Wiemer
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2021
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 90.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Weis Semi Dry Riesling 2021 / 750 ml.

2021 / 750 ml.

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WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 04/23
This has scents of white peach followed by a juicy, flavorful attack of deep caramelized-apple notes, hints of lavender herbs, all in a satisfying weight for chicken.
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RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 12th May 2022
The 2021 Semi-Sweet Riesling comes in with 34 grams of residual sugar, 7.5 of total acidity and 8.3% alcohol. You won’t mistake this for the Semi-Dry, since this comes with a blue-tinted bottle. This has good acidity to go with its sugar, but it is certainly well off dry, if you’re wondering. It’s easily the friendliest of the regular Rieslings from the winery this year (including the Dry and Semi-Dry), showing a touch of sugar around the edges to go with a fresh demeanor. This is a nice performance at this level for this vintage. It might be a step short of distinguished, but in the price category, there is plenty of bang for the buck. It should hold well throughout most of this decade. (Mark Squires)
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A concentrated and spicy dry riesling that has tons of pink-grapefruit, apricot and mirabelle aromas. Impressive textural complexity, yet this still retains wonderful freshness and delicacy. Extremely long, delicious finish. A cuvée of 60% Josef vineyard, 20% Magdalena vineyard and 20% HJW vineyards. Drink or hold.
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This blend of estate vineyards is consistently a favorite year over year. The 2020 delivers intense aromas of fennel pollen, lemon oil, yellow apple, tangerine and sliced ginger, making it utterly compelling. Ample apple and stone fruit flavors blend with earthy, spicy elements on the dry palate, with well placed acidity and a pithy texture lending support. (Alexander Peartree)
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Winegrower Fred Merwarth finds that his Josef Vineyard ripens at just the right level for a dry style, so he focuses this Reserve on that site. The wine is more lemony and citrus-based than the 2020 Dry Riesling (also recommended here). It has a mildly herbal attack giving way to a midweight mouthfeel that’s comfortable and slightly tense, especially in the finish. For herb-roasted halibut.
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The 2020 Riesling Magdalena Vineyard comes in with seven grams of residual sugar and 12.4% alcohol. A little lighter and brighter, this doesn’t have the concentrated mouthfeel of, say, the Riesling Reserve in this report, but it is more transparent, more expressive and just seems sunnier. I could make an argument that this is the best of the group, at least today. That conclusion does require that you appreciate elegance more than concentration, but this shows beautifully. The upper-level submissions in this report all perform well, are pretty close qualitatively and may flip places as they age, but for the moment, this has some pretty good bragging points. Then, I retasted the Riesling Reserve and the HJW and started arguing with myself again. Perhaps in the end it is more a question of being different than better, with this being the most different of the three. So it goes with young Riesling. Let’s come back in five years and see what they look like with a little age. For the moment, they are all pretty fine and reasonable minds might differ. (Mark Squires)
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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, April 28, 2022
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