Hermann J. Wiemer HJW Vineyard Riesling 2021 750ml
SKU: 27616

Hermann J. Wiemer HJW Vineyard Riesling 2021

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Category White Wine
Origin United States, New York, Finger Lakes
Brand Hermann J. Wiemer
Alcohol/vol 12.4%
Planted in 1976, the HJW Vineyard features Hermann's original plantings on Seneca Lake. Mature vines combined with the site's shallow topsoil and shale bedrock produce lower yields resulting in expressively vibrant flavors. Higher elevation and a greater distance from Seneca Lake contribute to a cooler growing season, resulting in a leaner, more austere wine with intense flavor and an excellent aging potential.
Wine Enthusiast
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From Wiemer's original block of now 45-year-old vines, this is a concentrated, opulent Riesling, with class and harmony. Aromas of citrus peel, honeyed apple and floral aromas are backed by mineral, warm stone nuances. The tangy acidity is what's first noticeable on the palate. It beautifully juxtaposes the mouthfilling texture. There's intensity, purity and a long finish. Drink now and over the next several years.

October 1, 2023
Wine Advocate
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The 2021 Riesling HJW Vineyard comes in with six grams of residual sugar and 12.4% alcohol. A small (12%) part of the juice was aged for seven months in new, large-format Austrian foudres (2,000 liters). This was sourced from HJW vines planted in 1977 and 1978. It is the only one of the single vineyards bottled in this rainy vintage where the others were declassified. I expected that this would show well since it was the only one here of the typical single-vineyard wines from older vines. It will not be a monument to greatness in the winery's long history, but it is very good and hardly a slacker. Moderately expressive and mostly open, even in its youth, it has a fresh feel and a friendly finish. It's not particularly intense, but it lingers nicely and tastes great in a relatively dry-but-not-lean presentation. With aeration, the structure comes out to play and proves that this does also have some support for the fruit. It will age relatively well.

April 20, 2023

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