Hermann J. Wiemer Semi-Dry Riesling 2016: $19 Good

The Hermann J. Wiemer Semi-Dry Riesling (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $19 [Good] is a very soft and sweet wine, with modest flavors of baked peach, marshmallow and honey.  It falls by the wayside with all kinds of food.  It is best as a sipper.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas feature vague scents of canned peaches, marshmallow and lemon.  Medium bodied, medium sweet, with a very soft and plump mouth feel, balance is OK.  There is a bit of spritz to enliven the wine, but it's insufficient to provide needed structure and acidity.  Sprawling flavors of baked peaches, marshmallow, honey, earth and a wet wool note have some substance but are a bit cloying and lack definition.  Flavor in the awkward finish drops off quickly.  Length is short.  February 2018


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