Hermann J. Wiemer HJW Vineyard Riesling 2019 750ml
SKU: 27616

Hermann J. Wiemer HJW Vineyard Riesling 2019

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Category White Wine
Region United States, New York, Finger Lakes
Brand Hermann J. Wiemer
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
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. These core characteristics of the HJW vineyard are expressed in this exclusive vineyard-specific wine. Invigorating crispness and an appealing balance of flavors combine with an unprecedented minerality, which carries into an impressive and enduring finish.
Wine Enthusiast
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Incredibly zesty yet rich aromas of apple, lemon peel and chamomile dazzle on the nose of this single-vineyard wine. It's rounded and ripe in feel on the palate, yet immensely lifted by vibrant acidity. Juicy apple, peach and yellow blossom flavors never falter, with a delicate crushed stone element adding zip to the lingering finish. Drink through 2030.

May 1, 2021
Wine Advocate
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The 2019 Riesling HJW Vineyard comes in with six grams of residual sugar and 12% alcohol. It tastes obviously and perceptibly dry, but never shrill. This was sourced from HJW vines planted in 1977. Typically my favorite of the single-vineyard Rieslings, this is on track for that designation, although this year the single-vineyard Josef is particularly beautiful, and the Reserve blend is no slouch. This is still very fine, and it might well be the winner if we repeat this exercise in 2027. There's a trace of pear and fine acidity supporting the good fruit. Like some of its siblings this year, it is a little on the understated, delicate and elegant side on opening, but the power showed more obviously when I came back to this some hours later. It was firmer and longer on the finish. I admit to being surprised at how well it developed, as its impeccable balance was initially deceptive. It seemed a little too understated, but it has plenty of substance. This still has a certain refinement, harmony and sophistication that makes it especially appealing. When you add its freshness and sunny demeanor, it seems a little bit special. There were 600 cases produced, farmed biodynamically but not yet certified.

April 22, 2021