Hermann J. Wiemer 2016 Dry Riesling
Big, intense nose of ripe peach and pineapple with notes of citrus and citrus blossom and citrusy herbs and just a little wet river rock minerality.
No, Wiemer's "dry" wines aren't exactly dry, but who cares? Medium-bodied with a superlative mouthfeel, it balances concentrated fruit -- tropical and peach -- with juicy, citrusy acidity. There is almost a peach pulp feel to the concentration on the mid-palate before it becomes all about lime zest and just a little pith on a long, not-quite-dry finish.
This is a benchmark wine on the East Coast and even if the price has crept up over the years, it is still a good value.
* Review sample provided by the winery