Hermann J. Wiemer “Late Harvest” Riesling 2014: $24.50 Very Good+

If you love sweet Riesling, choose this bottle from Wiemer’s 2014 offerings.  It is much better than Wiemer’s 2014 Semi-Dry, and also superior in quality to the very expensive single-vineyard Josef.  The gentle, complex, and tangy flavors of this wine make it a real pleasure to sip.  Even mild foods are a bit too much for it though; savor it unaccompanied, as an aperitif before dinner.

The Hermann J. Wiemer “Late Harvest” Riesling (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $24.50 [Very Good+] is bright dark lemon in color. Tangy aromas of lime, lemon oil, apple, pear, wax, honey, chalky loam, and a touch of acetic acid have force and character.  Light bodied, sweet, slightly chalky, there is a nice dash of tangy acidity.  Balance is quite good.  Flavors of lime, lemon oil, apple, pear, tropical fruit, honey, and a chalky/loamy note are very satisfying, with some complexity.  The finish is quite good, with a little acid tang.  March 2016


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