2017 Hermann Wiemer Dry RieslingRiesling from United States
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Our signature Riesling is vibrant and aromatic, featuring the distinctive minerality that has become our trademark. Fragrant essence of spring blossoms sets the stage for a suc...
- 90 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Dry Riesling comes in with seven grams of total sugar, 5.8 of total acidity & 12% alcohol. This is a workhorse wine for Wiemer--6,100 cases produced, a blend of all of the vineyard sites & generally tending to be a third of the winery's total production, more or less. It's why co-owner Fred Merwath considers it the winery's most important bottling, & in this tricky year, the fruit for several single-vineyard sites was declassified to make this better (e.g., Josef Vineyard & Magdalena Vineyard). Perhaps as a result, it shows beautifully, with moderate tension on the long finish & a bright, balanced feel. This, like so many FLX Dry Rieslings, is a fine bargain point in the lineup. It doesn't always show the depth of the best upper-level wines, but sometimes it is not far off. It will age well too--Fred estimates that it can do 15 years. Let's be a little conservative just now & take that in stages, but he's probably right. It will certainly be better & more developed in 2021-2023.
Our signature Riesling is vibrant and aromatic, featuring the distinctive minerality that has become our trademark. Fragrant essence of spring blossoms sets the stage for a succulent palate of early fruit, balanced with a refreshing crispness, revealing the true qualities of the Riesling grape. A brilliant texture carries into a lingering finish, in a wine that accommodates a wide range of food.
90 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|