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Staff Pick

Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli - 2017

Item # 66333 750mL
$18.99/ Single Bottle
$227.88 $205.09/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety
This item is being featured in a tasting on: 04/25/2019

Tasting Notes

Full of grassy, grapefruit-driven fruit with spicy notes, strawberries, and a bit of white pepper. Long and graceful finish. Dr. Frank's rendition of this ancient grape is superb.

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Staff Pick Notes

The Rkatsiteli has been cultivated in Georgia for 3,000 years (yes, you read that right!). Today it is alive & well as close as the Fingerlakes, spectacular in the hands of Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars. Dr. Frank was a bona fide genius, bad-ass, & real life Good Will Hunting. He held a Ph.D in viticulture in his home country of Georgia & spoke 9 languages. Unfortunately English wasn't one of them, & his first job in America was as a dishwasher in NYC. He later revolutionized our understanding of how to grow wine grapes in cold climates, & thanks to him we have a bounty of beautiful wines coming out of the Fingerlakes. This crisp, refreshing Rkatsiteli is perfect with goat cheese, salad, & all manner of appetizers!

- ES

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