Dr. Konstantin Frank

Brut Finger Lakes Chardonnay Blend

9.07 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Top Notes For
Jake Hajer

Peach, apricot, mandarin, dry- lemon zest.

Peach, apricot, mandarin, dry- lemon zest.

Dec 26th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

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.

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.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Matt Sterr

2013 Vintage, disgorged March 2018. Delicious Brut sparkling w/PN, Chard and PM

2013 Vintage, disgorged March 2018. Delicious Brut sparkling w/PN, Chard and PM

Sep 6th, 2018
Jean Trepanier

Excellent. Dommage qu’on n’aie pas au Québec.

Excellent. Dommage qu’on n’aie pas au Québec.

Jan 19th, 2019
Matt McBride

😁😁😁

😁😁😁

Aug 29th, 2018
Jim Fortin

Jim had this 2 years ago

Jim had this 2 years ago

Dec 19th, 2020
Nate Kresge

Nate had this 4 years ago

Nate had this 4 years ago

Oct 7th, 2018