Published Jeremy. Last Updated on January 26, 2021.
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in the Finger Lakes has been a staple of the region for many decades, and with good reason. This one produces some fine wines that are quite representative of their styles and go down quickly.
So if you are in the mood for an easy-drinking off-dry Riesling, Dr. Konstantin Frank's Reserve Riesling should be right up your alley!
Off-Dry and a Ton of Flavor
This pale lemon wine had medium aromas of yellow apple, peach, lime, and slight petrol notes that dissipated fairly quickly.
On the palate the wine was off-dry with medium characteristics across the board. For flavors we detected notes of apricot or ripe peach, pear, honey, elderflower, and lime. Coupled with the slight sweetness the flavors worked out well together and highlight why Dr. Konstantin Frank is one of the most popular wineries in the Finger Lakes.
Off-Dry Riesling Pairing – Ham and Cheese Crepe
We have to admit that when we opened this bottle of wine we did not realize it would be off-dry, and instead picked it assuming it would have a bit higher acidity to counteract the richness of the ham and cheese in the crepe. That being said, it is hard to make a mistake pairing a dry or, in this case, off-dry Riesling with any food, and this pairing was no different.
Score: 3 / 5
We'd buy a glass of this one.
Dr. Konstantin Frank's Reserve Riesling shows a lot about why this is a staple in the Finger Lakes. Its balance of subtle sweetness, medium acidity, and wide flavor profile works out well for a nice glass of Riesling we'd never say no to.