2019 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling

2019 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling

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Country: U.S.A.

Region: New York

Vintage: 2019

Cépage: Riesling (100%)

Size: 750 ml

Rating(s): 91 (RP)

" 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."

Mark Squires (RP) - 04/21