Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes 2011 Riesling

Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes 2011 Riesling, $14.99-$16.99, 90 points, has a beautiful light brassy color.
Melon, gentle honeydew, and with just a smidgen of sandalwood making for a lovely aromatic experience.
Drinking this RSL cold, I found the flavor of grapefruit dominant, but as the wine warmed a transition to Granny apple and ginger usurped the grapefruit and added some of that ginger which followed-through to the finish and ended with an unusual black peppery taste.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes 2011 Riesling says semi dry, but I would have described it as off dry (just trying to stay consistent), and the body is light-plus with good acidity. There is some trace mineral quality to this wine, but I was unable to say slate, or granite. You be sure to let me know what you discern!
An excellent wine I'd buy again. We matched this perfectly with Asian cuisine.


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  1. Dennis,

    Very nice review. I wish these NY Rieslings were available in Colorado. I'd love to compare them to the WA/OR/CA Rieslings that I typically drink.



    1. Nick,thanks.I've begun buying all Fingerlakes RSLs I can find!