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Weis Vineyards

Weis Vineyards
2020 Winzer Select A, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 4.60%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26
'2022 New York Wine Classic - Best White Wine' Best Overall Riesling

Weis Vineyards
2020 Winzer Select A, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 4.60%
Straw green color. Aromas of candied apricot, sultanas, and honeysuckle with a fat body and a very long peach cobbler and pear sauce finish. A rich, late harvest style Riesling with great concentration of attractive sweet fruit flavors; pair with spicy Asian dishes or cheeses for dessert.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: candied apricot, sultanas, and honeysuckle
Taste Flavor: peach cobbler and pear sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, late harvest style Riesling with great concentration of attractive sweet fruit flavors; pair with spicy Asian dishes or cheeses for dessert.

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.