Riesling HJW Vineyard 2016

Planted in 1976, our HJW Vineyard features Hermann’s original plantings on Seneca Lake. Mature vines, combined with the site’s shallow topsoil and shale bedrock, produce lower yields, resulting in expressively vibrant flavors. Higher elevation and a greater distance from Seneca Lake contribute to a cooler growing season, resulting in a leaner, more austere wine with intense flavor and an excellent aging potential. These core characteristics of the HJW vineyard are expressed in this exclusive vineyard-specific wine. Invigorating crispness and an appealing balance of flavors combine with an unprecedented minerality, which carries into an impressive and enduring finish. 

TESTING
92 points (2015 vintage)
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
94 points (2015 Vintage) Editor's Choice
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
91 Points (2015 Vintage)
Wine Spectator Magazine
92 points (2014 Vintage)
Wine & Spirits Magazine
94 points (2015 Vintage)
James Suckling
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Estate Vineyard: HJW
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 0.7%
Harvest: September 27- October 20, 2016
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