Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2006
Vinification: The grapes were crushed, pressed and the juice was cold settled. The wines were fermented at low temperatures with fermentations lasting 4-6 weeks before being stopped to leave a small amount of residual sugar. The wine was racked, blended, filtered, cold stabilized and adjusted for bottling. Description: This dry Riesling, presenting a green gold hue, displays the traditional qualities of Dr. Frank’s Riesling: crisp acidity, a pronounced mineral character and layers of fruit aromas. Descriptors include honeysuckle, apple, pear, quince and a lot of minerality resulting from the slate terroir of the vineyard. The ripeness of the grapes resulted in a great texture with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Analysis: Alcohol: 12 % Acidity: .72g/100ml pH: 3.13 Sugar: 0.8%
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.
Pale lemon color. Very mineral aromas, grapefruit and pear. Bone dry, high acidity, med alc, light body. Earthy flavors of hay and wet stone. Drink now (after decanting) or keep for 5-8 years
More than any other Riesling from the Finger Lakes, this one is why the region is becoming so competitive with Rieslings. It's consistently outstanding. Very crisp, very dry and clean. Their Chardonnay is unique also.
I love this Riesling and go to the Finger Lakes frequently just to get some more. It is crisp and clear with a fresh fruit forward taste but not the sour finish noted on some other dry Rieslings. Very reminiscent of some of Dr. Loosen's rieslings which I enjoy. This wine is great with oriental spicy foods.
Dr. Frank would be proud to know his tradition of producing German style Riesling's are still a favorite Domestic Riesling. They are crisp, lively and dry. A small burst of fruit forward is followed by the complimentary finish. A wonderful wine and one of the few from the Finger Lakes region I can buy in KY.
This is quite possibly the best wine I have ever tasted. Dry, mineraly, with a hint of mandarin orange on the finish. Absolutely wonderful!!!
Three and a half glasses
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Winery Notes: This dry Riesling presenting a green gold hue displays the traditional qualities of Dr. Franks Riesling: crisp acidity a pronounced mineral character and layers of mango citrus and pear blossoms in the nose. Descriptors include apple and pear with a full-bodied taste along with minerality resulting from the slate terroir of the vineyard. The ripeness of the grapes resulted in a great texture with a lingering fruity finish. This wine has great ageing potential.
THE pioneer in planting top European Varietals in the Finger Lakes, Konstatin Frnak proved what is now widely accepted: that cool weathe grapes such as Riesling perform brilliantly along the banks of the Finger lakes. The dry Riesling is Alsatian in style and weight. Rich for a dry style, the 2006 exhibits anise and fennel seed notes mixed with tangy green apple and lime flavors
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