Monday, May 19, 2014

Hermann J. Wiemer 2010 Reserve Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

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Hermann J. Wiemer is one of the premier Riesling producers in New York’s Finger Lakes region. That’s saying a lot. In an area with more than 100 wineries – with most producing Riesling of one type or another, Wiemer excels.

The winery’s namesake was born in Bernkastel, Germany into a family with 300 years experience in making the distinguished vinifera wines of the Mosel Valley. That lineage is evident in the refined wines they currently produce. Including a nice selection of single vineyard Rieslings.

The 2010 Reserve Dry Riesling is a flavorful wine with a dollop of acidity.The flavors are mouthwatering with citrus and peach. This wine doesn’t come across as a dry Riesling, which can sometimes have jarring acidity. Instead it is smooth and luxurious with the delicate aroma and flavors of flower blossoms.

This wine retails for $28.99 and is quite a bargain at that price. Wiemer produces fine wines with a number of varieties, Cabernet Franc for example, but their brilliance is revealed in their expressive Riesling.

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Rating: 4 of 5  Value: 3.5 of 5

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