Dr. Konstantin Frank

Margrit Finger Lakes Dry Riesling

9.35 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

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.

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.

May 9th, 2020
Michael Chelus

Pear, apple, lemon curd, slate, hay and hints of petrol & lime zest. Electric acidity and good minerality.

Pear, apple, lemon curd, slate, hay and hints of petrol & lime zest. Electric acidity and good minerality.

Jun 12th, 2016
Paul Jakubowski

Really good! Top 5 Finger Lakes producer.

Wine was clear with a yellowish hue. A nice tartness with an ever so subtle sweet element. Very complex and nice finish. I really enjoyed this!

Really good! Top 5 Finger Lakes producer.

Wine was clear with a yellowish hue. A nice tartness with an ever so subtle sweet element. Very complex and nice finish. I really enjoyed this!

Aug 11th, 2019
Rochelle

Very dry citrusy Riesling, full bodied!

Very dry citrusy Riesling, full bodied!

Jul 23rd, 2017
James P Grover

This is a single field bottling. It has the green apple and pear fruit that other Rieslings from this vineyard have. But this one is barrel fermented, and the oak and vanilla flavors bring out some more tropical notes, a little lychee and mango. The barrel fermentation moderates the citrus acidity, and subdues the stony minerality of this region. This wine ends up with a really nice balance. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that the residual sugar is pretty low, though this is compensated by the vanilla from the barrel. This was an excellent pairing with a beautifully fresh filet of roast halibut.

This is a single field bottling. It has the green apple and pear fruit that other Rieslings from this vineyard have. But this one is barrel fermented, and the oak and vanilla flavors bring out some more tropical notes, a little lychee and mango. The barrel fermentation moderates the citrus acidity, and subdues the stony minerality of this region. This wine ends up with a really nice balance. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that the residual sugar is pretty low, though this is compensated by the vanilla from the barrel. This was an excellent pairing with a beautifully fresh filet of roast halibut.

Jul 30th, 2016