Igniting the “Vinifera Revolution” in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Konstantin Frank is widely credited with elevating the New York wine industry to levels that now rival the greatest wine producing regions in the world (IMHO). In 1962, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars, and quickly built a reputation for excellent Rieslings. Fast forward to 1993, the family expanded production with the introduction of a value brand, Salmon Run, which is in honor of the majestic landlocked Salmon and Keuka Lake.
It’s not often I run across wines, especially wines east of the west coast, that are widely available to consumers. In the rare instance I do, I’m quick to recommend to friends as an alternative to the everyday wines that typically fill shopping carts and line store shelves. Tonight’s wine is the perfect example of a local wine that meets the criteria, and at $12, fits the bill as well.
Fermented in stainless steel, the Dr. Konstantin Frank Salmon Run 2009 Riesling starts off with aromas of apples, pears and floral notes on the nose. Flavors of apple and honeysuckle shine through on the palate. Great acidity and minerality round out this clean, refreshing Riesling.
Another great QPR wine from the excellent Dr. Konstantin Frank portfolio sure to impress. Cheers!
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