Wiemer Semi-Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes
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Wiemer Semi-Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes - 2017

Item # 17311 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

Hermann Wiemer moved to New York from Germany's Mosel region in 1968. This Finger Lakes Riesling, made in the traditional German Spätlese style, clearly shows his roots. Notes of baked apples and tangerine fill the palate.

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Staff Pick Notes

Located on the west side of Seneca Lake, Hermann J. Wiemer winery has been making wine since the 1980s. But back in the Mosel Valley (Germany) where his family is from, they have been making wine for more than three centuries. In 2007, Hermann retired and his apprentice, Fred Merwarth, took over the estate with his college friend, a Swedish agronomist, Oskar Bynke. Today, the team is recognized around the world for making world class wine. Sweet and fresh is what this wine is all about. Think of a German style kabinett. The sweetness is present but not over the top sugary. Delicate and feels refreshing, as well. This riesling is my "go to" wine for spicy Asian food!

- MB

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