2003 Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Reisling - Printable Version

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- californiagirl - 06-10-2004 06:24 PM

Wow! I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying the wines KC sent out from the Finger Lakes!! Popped the cork on this one and a smell of ripe peaches immediately filled the air. Same on the nose from the glass. First sip, not what I expected, but wonderful! Crisp peaches. After taste of, well only way I can describe it is a slightly underipe crisp peach. Color very pale yellow. 12% alcohol. Don't know what it cost. Great wine!

- chittychattykathy - 06-10-2004 11:33 PM

Kinda cool name too!
CG-Thanks for the post,

- Kcwhippet - 06-11-2004 03:36 AM

Dr. Frank's 2003 Riesling "Dry" - $13.95 at the winery.

- Skeeter - 06-11-2004 05:51 AM

"Dr. Frankenstein?"

"That's FRONK-en-steen!"

Sorry, just had a slightly dyslexic moment while reading the name. [img][/img]

- Thomas - 06-11-2004 06:15 AM

CCK, Dr. Konstantin Frank was a person; the doctor was a doctorate in agriculture I believe. He grew grapes in Siberia!

He is the man who brought vinifera grapevine growing to New York, producing (with the help of the now defunct Gold Seal Winery) the first ever successful crops and wines from Chardonnay and Riesling, in the 1960s. He died in 1985.

The Franks still operate the winery--his son and grandson.

- winoweenie - 06-11-2004 06:37 AM

And Willy, his son, will tell you the price of every piece of equipment in the jernt that he's paid CASH fer. WW [img][/img]

- Innkeeper - 06-11-2004 11:01 AM

We actually preferred the slightly off dry one to the dry one.

- californiagirl - 06-11-2004 11:30 AM

It gets better?

- glenora - 06-12-2004 05:57 AM


At least we did not have to listen to story about the hybrids and the pigeons. Dr. Frank was a character--Willie carries the torch well! [img][/img]

- wondersofwine - 06-13-2004 05:45 PM

CG, I prefered the dry Riesling--that's the one I bought--but I was impressed by the other wines at Konstantin Frank also--the off-dry Riesling, the chardonnays and the pinot noirs (although I don't think I would have purchased a pinot noir--not quite what I'm looking for but still a good effort). And I think Willi Frank said his father came from the Ukraine--that's not Siberia is it? (I'd always assumed they were from Germany).
I haven't opened my one bottle of the dry Riesling yet--will do so this summer and share my notes.

- Thomas - 06-13-2004 05:55 PM

WOW, he could have come from Ukraine and worked in Siberia later. I'll check on it if it is important to you.

- wondersofwine - 06-14-2004 07:57 AM

Nah, not that important, Foodie.

- wondersofwine - 07-19-2004 09:21 AM

Opened my bottle of this (2003 Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling) last week.
12% alcohol, pale straw color, clear
Very attractive pear-like nose, lemony background note. Well-balanced fruit and acid, lingering finish, refreshing tartness. Very nice with my homemade Avgolemono soup (Greek chicken/rice/lemon soup).

- dananne - 02-04-2006 02:44 PM

The '04 (12% alc.; paid about $15 locally) was nice, with a pale straw color, a peachy nose, and vibrant green apple and citrus flavors. Nice acidity. Paired very well with a pumpkin soup made with coconut milk, lemongrass, and fresh ginger. Yum.