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Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling Semi-Dry 2014 750ml
SKU 776018
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling 2014

Keuka Lake - Finger Lakes - New York - United States

Professional Wine Reviews for Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling 2014

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling is sourced from the winery's Seneca Lake vines (unlike the Dry Riesling). It comes in at 24 grams per liter of residual sugar and 12% alcohol (versus 12.5% for the Dry Riesling). This is concentrated and simply stuffed in the mid-palate for this price range. Lingering nicely on the finish, it is clearly off-dry, but doesn't really seem sweet. This leans more on the fruit than the intense, laser bursts of acidity common to many young Rieslings, but its acidity easily balances the sugar--so, it is clearly there. As the wine airs, warms and opens up, it shows more crispness. It's ultimately fresh and lovely, beautifully balanced and delicious. It's not the best wine, but it is the Best Buy of this group of Frank submissions. Buy this by the case.
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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes have produced some of the finest wines of the Old World over the past couple of centuries, and are quickly becoming much loved by New World audiences as their influence continues to spread across the globe. They are generally grown and cultivated in colder climates, as is found in their native Germany, where they have the remarkable ability to pick up and express interesting features of their terroir, or the ground on which they are grown. As such, wine enthusiasts generally find Riesling one of the more interesting white grape varietals, as they produce aromas which are highly floral and perfumed alongside both fruit flavors and refreshing notes of stone and alpine water, depending on where they have been grown. Furthermore, Riesling grapes produce a large variety of fine wines, from still to sparkling, sweet to dry, and wineries which work with this grape have long since been experimenting with both frozen and rotten grapes to find out just how versatile and exciting this varietal can be.

Region: New York

New York state has a relatively long history of wine-making and vineyard cultivation, with vineyards in the region dating back to the Dutch settlements of the 17th century. As such, the region has slowly discovered the unique qualities of their terroir, and has developed a distinctive set of grape varietals which have gone on to represent the state and make their wines both unique and highly regarded. New York state has four key wine producing areas – Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, each making the most of their relatively cool climate and characterful terroirs. The strong blend of both traditional and contemporary wine making methods found in this region has led to New York state being responsible for many of the finest and most interesting wines to come out of the United States.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.