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Sherry-Lehmann USD 15.95 750ml

Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

Expressive style with dominant characters of grapefruit,lime and star fruit notes. The crisp acidity enhances the distinct KeukaLake minerality. All elements are perfectly balanced to make a wine thatwill last and continue improving for several years.

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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. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464769,393
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. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes

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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
330935,545
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. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes

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 08/08/2013

A nice, medium-bodied Riesling. Dr. Frank never seems to disappoint with this varietal; the nose is floral, with peaches, nectarines and apricots. There’s a nice balance here between the lemony acidity and the floral flavors. Notes of peach, nectarine and apple all hiding in the background. I’d drink this with seafood or a strong, sharp cheese. Food pairing: Asian, poultry, seafood, spicy foods Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light Finish: crisp


External Review
Vintage: 2012 09/27/2013

Tasty kiwifruit, lime pulp, green plum and Granny Smith apple notes drive along in this version, with a fresh, slate-tinged finish. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/02/2013

A nice, medium-bodied Riesling. Dr. Frank never seems to disappoint with this varietal; the nose is floral, with peaches, nectarines and apricots. There’s a nice balance here between the lemony acidity and the floral flavors. Notes of peach, nectarine and apple all hiding in the background. I’d drink this with seafood or a strong, sharp cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/12/2014

Bristling with lime zest and a steely, mineral tone, this dry, moderate-bodied Riesling is elegant and refreshing from start to finish. It’s packed with white peach and apricot flavors, but zippy and bright with hints of fresh herbs that linger on the finish.


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Expressive style with dominant characters of grapefruit,lime and star fruit notes. The crisp acidity enhances the distinct KeukaLake minerality. All elements are perfectly balanced to make a wine thatwill last and continue improving for several years.

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Alcohol: 12%

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