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.
Drink this wine. Read your dusty history books, and then enjoy every savory sip.
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A soft, rich, inviting white, full of floral and peach nuances that end with a hint of earthiness. Drink now.
A full-bodied nose of melon and lemon leads on this solid white from the Finger Lakes. A combination of fresh fruit, peaches and lemon follows on the palate, with waves of spice. A good wine to enjoy solo.
Dr. Frank makes the country's preeminent rkatsiteli, a dry and minerally white in '08 with scents of green herbs and scallions. Its flavors are lean and angular, with notes of crisp pear and lees. Ideal with a slightly fatty fish, like whole striped bass.
Beautiful on the nose with sweet notes of honey tangerine and marmalade, Dr. Frankrsquo;s 2009 Rkatsiteli is leaner than in previous vintages, but bright with fresh navel orange peels and a crisp, clean acidity. Finishes quite long with a delightful orange pith astringency.
Dr. Frank makes the countryrsquo;s preeminent rkatsiteli, a dry and minerally white in rsquo;08 with scents of green herbs and scallions. Its flavors are lean and angular, with notes of crisp pear and lees. Ideal with a slightly fatty fish, like whole striped bass.
Made from an old Georgian (think Caucasus, not peach trees) grape variety, the waxy paraffin-scented aromas give way to pear and quince, tinged with red apple skin and lemony acids. Therersquo;s a certain crystalline quality to the fruit thatrsquo;s very appealing.
When there's a sage-roasted chicken crisping in the oven, pull a bottle of this floral white from the fridge. It's sweet peach flavors and scents of grass and straw will meld right in with dinner.