Full Review

Weis Vineyards

Weis Vineyards
2020 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2.40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy

Weis Vineyards
2020 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2.40%
Straw color. Aromas of gravel, pineapple juice, and dried apricot with a medium-full body and a medium-long pears, lime, fallen apples, and apple pie finish. An easy day drinking wine that would pair well with brunch.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: gravel, pineapple juice, and dried apricot
Taste Flavor: pears, lime, fallen apples, and apple pie
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy day drinking wine that would pair well with brunch.

The Producer

Weis Vineyards

The Producer
10014 Day Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-284-4011

Their Portfolio

88 Weis Vineyards 2019 Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $17.00.
87 Weis Vineyards 2019 Terroir Slate, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $26.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2018 Winzer Select A, Riesling, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 Weis Vineyards 2019 Gruner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
93 Weis Vineyards 2019 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $17.00.
88 Weis Vineyards 2019 Perle, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
90 Weis Vineyards 2019 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $24.00.
87 Weis Vineyards 2018 Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $27.00.
92 Weis Vineyards 2016 Barrel Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $39.00.
92 Weis Vineyards 2019 Ice Wine, Riesling, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $59.00.
87 Weis Vineyards 2017 Winzer Select, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $89.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2020 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2020 Winzer Select A, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $26.00.
89 Weis Vineyards 2021 Gruner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.00.
96 Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé, Zweigelt, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $23.00.
90 Weis Vineyards 2020 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
94 Weis Vineyards 2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $28.00.
94 Weis Vineyards 2017 Ice Wine, Riesling, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $59.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2019 Ice Wine, Riesling, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $59.00.

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.