Dr. Konstantin Frank Grüner Veltliner 2015: $15 Good+

The Dr. Konstantin Frank Grüner Veltliner (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $15 [Good+] is less intense than the 2014 and doesn’t have the balance of that vintage.  It is quaffable and fairly straightforward.

Light lemon in color, modestly intense aromas include apricot, white peach, lemon, and a wet wool note.  Medium bodied, dry, with vibrant acidity, balance is good.  Modest flavors of apricot, green apple, celery seed, white pepper and a wooly mineral note are underlined by a pronounced saline streak.  The finish is peppery, mineral, and tart with good length.  June 2016


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