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Dr. Frank 'Dry' Riesling 2016

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Pleasant sweet spice and fresh fruit aromas of peach and ripe apple on the nose. Tart and focused palate of lime and grapefruit with an herbal citrus leaf mid palate and a finish of lime juice and green apple with puckering acidity throughout.

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars:
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

Editorial Reviews for Dr. Frank 'Dry' Riesling

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464771,171
0.00 5
12/23/2017

Pleasant sweet spice and fresh fruit aromas of peach and ripe apple on the nose. Tart and focused palate of lime and grapefruit with an herbal citrus leaf mid palate and a finish of lime juice and green apple with puckering acidity throughout.


Member Reviews for Dr. Frank 'Dry' Riesling

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Snooth User: meganeh
589073185
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 07/13/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nathan Zimmerman
133006728
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 03/03/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: pomodoro3508
11345523
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/29/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/14/2011

It's a verifiable riesling! Big peachy aromas, with grass and some nuttiness. The body has nice acidic structure, with some gentle minerality on the finish. Nicely built and approachable.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/14/2011

Some very bright acidity laced with a slight sweetness that makes this a nice aperitif wine. Not too heavy so the balance is pretty good.


Snooth User: bbekdemir
78811361
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/09/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: caesura
881477160
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2012

I can tell it is a quality wine, but it's not my favorite.


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External Reviews for Dr. Frank 'Dry' Riesling

External Review
Vintage: 2013 08/03/2015

The 2013 Dry Riesling has 12.5% alcohol and 4 grams per liter of residual sugar — pretty much allowing it to show quite dry and fresh, with just enough sugar to balance the acidity. Primarily sourced from the winery’s Keuka Lake vineyards, the oldest vines date back to 1958, 1962 and 1971. Concentrated and full-bodied for this modest price level, this is a beauty as well as a bargain. Pointed, focused and rather steely, it has grip and tension on the finish. As it airs and warms, though, you will notice that it also has nice fruit. It’s not just a teeth-cleaning acid monster. It’s pleasing in its youth, but it should age well, too. Fred Frank said: “The Dry Riesling has become a benchmark wine for us and offers excellent aging potential. The combination of our cool climate and rocky acidic soils results in a Riesling with naturally high acidity and wonderful mineral character. We have Rieslings in our wine library going back to the 1960s.” I’ll be a bit conservative, because I do like to take things in stages and underestimate end-date windows, but the price point makes this a can’t-miss buy, vigorous and intense. It’s drinking well now, too.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/13/2015

Bright and crunchy, with a mix of green and yellow apple fruit mingling with honeysuckle and lemon pulp notes. Offers a refreshing, energetic finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/13/2015

Zesty lemons and limes are perfumed with whiffs of orange blossom on this brisk, revitalizing dry Riesling. Tart tangerine acidity penetrates deeply on the palate, leading a finish that’s crisp and clean.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/02/2013

The nose shows good minerality and fresh lemon citrus fruit with an intriguing blossom aroma. On the palate, wonderfully tight acid that balances out the fruity residual sugar, enhancing the floral and lemon flavors. Pair with seafood, Asian dishes or asiago cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/15/2013

Best of Show-- Pacific Rim International, 2013


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/04/2012

Hints of lemon with blossom aroma. The palate show wonderful acid that balances out the fruity residual sugar.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/08/2013

The nose shows good minerality and fresh lemon citrus fruit with an intriguing blossom aroma. On the palate, wonderfully tight acid that balances out the fruity residual sugar, enhancing the floral and lemon flavors. Pair with seafood, Asian dishes or asiago cheese. Food pairing: Asian, poultry, seafood, spicy foods Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light Finish: crisp


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