New York Wines that shine - Finger Lakes Rieslings!

New York wines that shine - Finger Lakes Rieslings! |

Celebrate this weekend with these 90 point and above Rieslings that have earned the praise of wine critics like Robert Parker.

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  1. Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#41053

    WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2021
    Well-concentrated aromas of apple and peach meld with crushed stone and yellow blossoms on the nose. There’s a real sense of energy and lift to the deft palate, where juicy shots of tangerine and pome fruit are lifted by vibrant acidity. The fruit lingers on the finish but with substantial lift.
    RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 22nd Apr 2021
    The 2019 Dry Riesling comes in with seven grams of residual sugar and 12% alcohol. This is a blend of vineyards: 20% HJW vineyard, 25% Magdalena vineyard, 35% Josef vineyard and 20% Kasper vineyard. In the Finger Lakes, a mere seven grams of sugar can be diced, sliced and swallowed up–and that’s what happened here. Dry and a little steely, this shows off its purity and freshness most of all. It lacks anything resembling the charm of the 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling this report, and it is certainly far more backward. Indeed, it is likely to be better this time next year or even later in 2021. In the meanwhile, it shows off laser-like focus and a bright finish. For what amounts to the winery’s entry-level Dry Riesling, this is awfully good and a very nice value point in the lineup. I do think, after tasting them all again the next day, that the pricier wines here are more interesting and will eclipse this in time, but for the moment this competes well. It might well surprise us as time goes on, but it’s a bit too closed right now to be certain of that. There were 6,000 cases produced.
    WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 08/21
    Fred Merwarth uses this Dry bottling as a sort of touchstone for all of his riesling lots; since it’s his largest production, and most lots find their way into the blend. As the sum of many parts, this is edgy in its terpenic, lime freshness, dry, overtly perfumed and underlain with an ethereal white peach core. It’s very high toned with a lasting finish.
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    Primary Grape: Riesling | All Grapes: Riesling


    Only $17.99 each when you buy a solid or mixed case

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