Hermann J. Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling 2014

Hermann J. Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling 2014 United States  New York  Finger Lakes White Wine  Dessert / Fortified
Product ID: 30824
Region: United States, New York, Finger Lakes
Varietal: Riesling
Type: White Wine, Dessert / Fortified
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 8.5
GTIN: 760273000069

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"This enticing Riesling is crafted in the traditional German Spätlese style, with moderate natural sweetness counterpoised by a bright, invigorating liveliness. In a yearly gamble against the weather, grapes for Spätlese wines are left to hang for a longer time on the vines, allowing them to develop riper flavor profiles. The later picking also increases must weight resulting in a more full-bodied wine. Spätlese wines have a greater intensity and strength than Kabinett-style wines, though are still the lightest of the late harvest wines. The outcome is a wine with an elegant yet luscious nose, followed by a generous palate of crisp ripe fruit and floral notes, lingering into a long, naturally sweet finish. Our exceptional late harvest wine pairs well with cheese and fruit, with lighter roasted or barbequed meats, or serves as a refreshing after-dinner wine." —winemaker
"Because this doesn't carry a vineyard designation (it's a blend of 60% Josef, 35% Magdalena and 5% HJW) and the price is modest, it would be easy to think this can't be first class. However, it is one of the most elegant sweet rieslings made in the FLX in 2014 with aromas ranging from limes to passion fruit and papaya. The balance of acidity and grape sweetness is almost dazzling and the finish very clean and long. Delicious now, but this can age up to another decade." —JamesSuckling.com

"The 2014 Riesling Late Harvest has 52 grams per liter of residual sugar. Wonderfully fresh, not just sweet, this has a clean and transparent finish and a feel to it that makes it seem far drier than it is. Its fine acidity cuts through the rich fruit and sugar, meaning that this isn't cloying–not even a little bit. All the while it tastes great and its delectable flavors linger on the palate. It's a beauty." —Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate

"The ‘Late Harvest’ label on this wine is a bit misleading for though it contains 54 grams per liter of residual sugar, it is crafted in such a deft way that many might consider it more of a table wine than a dessert wine. The nose is glorious, offering a mélange of lime skin, papaya, wild strawberries and subtle petrol. Though the palate presents a soft, lightly sweet cushion of fruit, it feels almost weightless, largely on account of the fine and lifting acidity. A very pretty wine that manages to be light on its feet in spite of its sugar content." —Kelli White, Vinous
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Rieslingham, oysters, lean shellfish, veal, simple chicken dishes, lobster or fowlBrie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda or Monterey Jack

Dunham Cellars Lewis Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling 2012

Dunham Cellars Lewis Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling 2012 United States  Washington  Columbia Valley White Wine  Dessert / Fortified
Product ID: 25265
Region: United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Varietal: Riesling
Type: White Wine, Dessert / Fortified
Vintage: 2012
Size: 375ml

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