Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes - 2022

Item # 63123 750mL

Riesling does very well in the Finger Lakes, and this bottle is no exception. It boasts a beautiful nose of honey and peaches, followed by pear, lemon, and minerality on the palate. Fruit and acidity are in balance, and the finish is silky-smooth.

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Times are tough. You deserve a glass of Riesling. And you shouldn’t have to pay German or (heaven forbid!) Austrian prices for it, either. Let me let you in on a little secret: New York wines are really, really good! New York wineries are quietly making elegant, balanced wines that can compete with their old-world counterparts at a much more affordable price. Take Dr. Frank’s Riesling home for a swirl and see what I mean: aromatically complex with both floral and orchard fruit notes, a bit of lees adding weight and character and a clean, dry finish with a lingering mineral note.

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New York

New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Bordeaux varietals are at home in Long Island’s maritime climate. The Finger Lakes harbors a burgeoning winemaking community where many natural-inclined producers focus on dry still wines. No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz; look for brilliant iterations of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc,...

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Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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