Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2009
The 2009 Dry Riesling has a classic pale straw color with a crisp green hue. The nose shows typical Keuka Lake minerality and fresh lemon citrus fruit with an intriguing blossom aroma. The palate shows wonderful tight acid that balances out the fruity residual sugar enhancing the floral and lemon flavors. The palate also displays the slatey mineral characteristics that typify Dr. Frank's Rieslings. Serve with all seafood and crustaceans.
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.
Four and a half glasses
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A quiet wine at first, it opens to reveal a lovely balance of peach, citrus and earth tones. This auslese-style Riesling will age well, but why wait? Have it with fresh fish prepared any way you like it - simple or spicy, fried or baked.
An off-dry style and very inviting, with Jonagold apple and quince notes backed by a hint of brioche. The finish is long and stylish. Drink now.
Juicy and fresh, this wine opens with gorgeous tropical fruit. The medium-weight palate shows sour candy flavors offset by a slight mineral edge and finishes with just enough acidity to carry off the sweetness.
With yet another vintage, Konstantin Frank reinforces the prevailing notion that the best riesling in this country is coming from New York State. This semi-dry version is gently perfumed and peachy in aromas, with simple, clean, fresh fruit flavors reflecting those peach aromas touched by a yellow apple broadness. It's not particularly complex, yet it remains pure and positively appealing. An ideal wine for sweetbreads.
Beneath abundant ripe pear and citrus scents is an arresting savory character, a hint of white tea beneath the pear and tangerine fruit. A Spätlese style for striped bass roasted with pink peppercorns.
Founded in 1962, the vineyard is led by the third generation, Fredrick Frank and Eric Voltz. The winery has a reputation for spectacular Rieslings and this one continues in the tradition! It was served at a state luncheon hosted by The Vice President and Dr. Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in honor of Her Excellency Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. A light yellow wine, it has aromas of pear, lemon and basil, flavors of juicy pear, Granny Smith apple, peach and mango, medium body, a hint of sweetness and a juicy, round finish. A perfect accompaniment to Thai, Hunan or Indian food, it would be delicious with barbecued chicken, or while watching the sun set on a summer evening.
This opens with a rich scent of peaches and lemon curd. The flavors are generous, with a firm finish and the freshness for herb-crusted pork loin.