Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling 2016: $15 Very Good

The Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $15 [Very Good] is a snappy medium sweet Riesling with satisfying lemon/lime and apple flavors of good intensity.  This is a flexible wine that can be sipped, served with snacks, or chosen to accompany some Riesling friendly entrées.  It is a good value.

Medium lemon in color, the fresh and substantial aromas show scents of lemon/lime, citrus zest, apple, tropical fruit, gunflint, and a bit of herbs.  Medium bodied, medium sweet, with snappy acidity and a little spritz, balance is very good.  Flavors of lemon, lime, ripe apple, white peach, and slate have good to very good intensity.  The finish is mineral, spicy and lime inflected, with very good length.  Tart notes linger.  February 2018


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