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Hermann J. Wiemer HJW Vineyard Estate Riesling 2021

Size: 750ml

Wine Advocate: 90, Wine Enthusiast: 94

"The HJW Vineyard is where it all began. On a bench of land seven hundred feet above Seneca Lake, Hermann planted the estate's first Riesling vines in 1977. We spotlight this block each vintage in the limited release Riesling HJW Vineyard. The site's cooler mesoclimate shows through with racy acidity underpinned by a dense mineral backbone." —winemaker
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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." —Wine Enthusiast

"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." —Wine Advocate

"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." —Wine Enthusiast

"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." —Wine Advocate

Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
ABV12.00 %
Size750ml
Vintage2021
Wine specifications
Wine CountryUnited States
Wine RegionNew York
Wine Sub RegionFinger Lakes
Wine TypeWhite Wine
Wine VarietalRiesling
Rating specification
Wine Advocate90
Wine Enthusiast94
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Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
ABV12.00 %
Size750ml
Vintage2021
Wine specifications
Wine CountryUnited States
Wine RegionNew York
Wine Sub RegionFinger Lakes
Wine TypeWhite Wine
Wine VarietalRiesling
Rating specification
Wine Advocate90
Wine Enthusiast94