Hermann J. Wiemer “Magdalena Vineyard” Riesling 2015: $36 Good+ to Very Good

The Hermann J. Wiemer “Magdalena Vineyard” Riesling (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $36 [Good+ to Very Good] is much like the other Wiemer Rieslings from this vintage — soft and gentle, mildly sweet, pure fruited, and …. not especially interesting, or viable with food.  One expects more from a wine with this sticker price.

Medium straw colored, the aromas are soft and dense, with scents of ripe apple, pear, honey, and earth, lightly accented with lime.  Medium to full bodied, soft, medium dry, some spicy heat shows through.  Gentle flavors of spiced ripe apple, pear, almond, and honey are accented by a bit of lime and smoky/earthy notes.  The finish turns spicier, with a distracting bitter note and good length.  December 2017


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