Saw this recently in the store and it made me realize just how long it been since I’d had anything from the Finger Lakes, let alone a sparkling.
This 2013 is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Meunier and was disgorged in October of 2018.
The nose reveals; green & golden apple, pear, ripe pineapple, lemon, lime flesh, white peach, tropical melons, vanilla notes, cream soda, nougat, butterscotch notes, honeysuckle, saline, smooth, soft chalkiness, volcanic minerality, fruit blossoms, yellow florals & spring flowers with mixed greens.
Good mouthfeel, nice mousse with just the right amount of richness. Green & golden apple, just a touch of apple cider, slightly, bruised pear, ripe pineapple, lemon, lime flesh, white peach, tropical melons, vanilla notes, cream soda, nougat, butterscotch notes, understated white spice, honeysuckle, saline, smooth, soft chalkiness, gritty volcanic minerality, fruit blossoms, yellow florals & spring flowers with mixed greens. Nice acidy for sparkling. The finish is well balanced & smartly polished, sliding into penetrating, heated, white spice as it long sets.
Delicious sparking wine.
Dr, Konstantin Frank was the 1st to plant Vinifera vines in the Eastern United States. Vinifera vines are the only vines used to make quality wine.
Photos of; Dr. Konstantinos Frank Winery & tasting room. Signage for many visitors photos, Fred Frank in the barrel room & Sunset over their vines. — 9 days ago
Yeasty. Nutty. Delicious. The best sparkling we had at an sparkling tasting (over 60 bottles). — 11 days ago
Not as good as I had hoped for. Korbal is every bit as good at half the price.
Also one can find Korbal always on sale. — a day ago
Nice balance, good aroma and after taste.. , very fresh for the first sip.
Moreover, I have this with my daughter and son, what a wonderful working from home during the Covid19 apedemic. — 15 hours ago
Really light in color, like, cran-juice light. And good, but a thinking wine that requires a bit of pondering to get to what’s going on — red vines, hibiscus, cranberry, with a rustic character that doesn’t distract. It could stand to mellow for a few years. Good stuff and I love to see Oregon producers embracing Pinot Meunier on its own. — 23 days ago
Fantastic - incredible fruit, less pressure / not quite as effervescent (creates ability for very robust taste, per Lolly), 100% Pinot noir, best vineyard area, “once you have Egly it ruins other champagne”. — 20 days ago