Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2016

It’s alive!!
Started out juicy and after hours opened changed personalities a few times, ending brambly. One of the benefits of natural wines... you get multiple taste experiences.
— a month ago

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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Margrit Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2014

Nose has washed lime, dried pineapple, wet river pebbles, citrus blossom, neutral oak barrel and dried Clementine peel.

Palate has candied lemon, grapefruit pith, dry clay-based soil, tangerine juice and moist gravel (crusher-run). Quite round on the palate, rich and enjoyable. Finish runs under a minute. Decanted +60m.

Likely a good life for this bottle, easily held in proper storage until 2028+.

Purchased at the winery in Nov. 2016, $31.

This Riesling is from estate plantings (2008) on Seneca Lake.

Day 4 Update: Nose has dried Clementine peel, cut lemon, chalk and under-ripe peach. Palate has ripe peach, orange zest and tart orange minus the citric acid. Quite fun, it's really drinking great now. Moving from 9.1 to 9.2.

@Delectable Wine Would you please drop the 'Finger Lakes' language out of the wine name please? That info is already listed in the more detailed location information, thanks.
— 25 days ago

Clive, David and 34 others liked this

Frank Family Vineyards

Winston Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Got a sample of this Gem! Wow! Vineyard named after their dog, pic on label. Blend, 89% Cab Sauv, rest Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, aged for 21 months in French oak (75% new). Dense Ruby red with complex aromas of berry fruits, an array of spices. Black cherry and sweet currants on the palate adding cinnamon, burnt leather and cacao. Great balance, structured tannins, long, long finish with mineral oak ending. Great but wait a decade. — a month ago

Daniel P., Shay and 3 others liked this

Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel Etna Nerello Mascalese

Had this with steak. It kept changing as it opened. A treat at each stage...very complex. Spicy and bold fruit with a long finish. — 12 days ago

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2018

maraschino cherries and rocks, got more and more leathery over time — 15 hours ago

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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Finger Lakes Dry Riesling

A bit of a bitter aftertaste but pretty good when chilled — 13 hours ago

Frank Family Vineyards

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A blend of 91% Cab Sauv, 4% Petite Verdot, 3% Cab Franc & 2% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of complex fruit, oak & floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with currant and cacao adding cedar and espresso notes. Soft tannins with a young edge, long finish, well integrated, nicely balanced, a joy to drink. Will age a long time. Wait! A Wow factor wine!! Outstanding! — a month ago

Shay, Matt and 7 others liked this

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Rosato 2017

Leads with a tingly raspberry/wildberry note, but that immediately gives way to strong, strong umami, really reminiscent of beef jerky. Smoked meat, big time. Ashy and volcanic with plenty of stewed berry fruit goodness. — 14 days ago

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Eugenia Dry Riesling 2014

Pale straw color in the glass.

Nose has fresh lime pith, warmed peach, peppermint candy, recently crushed slate, tart green apple peel, (light) petrol and citrus blossom.

Palate has crushed limestone, slate powder, orange pith, under-ripe peach, warmed green apple and slight pineapple core. Quite dry on the finish, runs a full minute plus, fun salty traits. Decanted +60m.

Likely a long life for this bottle, easily held in proper storage until 2030+.

Purchased at the winery in Nov. 2016, $27.

Winery Note:
This Riesling is made with grapes grown in “block 3”, the oldest (1968 plantings), steepest and most shale-laden section of the winery’s estate vineyard on Keuka Lake.

Day 4 Update: Nose has dried lemon peel, cut peach and dried pineapple, sweetened. Palate has fresh cut orange, fresh pineapple and a mild chalky finish. Fun evolution.
— 25 days ago

Clive, David and 26 others liked this

Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Actually a chardonnay, but lucious and buttery. Will def have again. — 10 days ago

Mike Sawa
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