Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Blend: 100% riesling
ABV: 12%
Price: $35*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Dr. Konstantin Frank 2017 "Margrit" Dry Riesling

92 points

Named after the wife of Willy Frank who once ran the family winery, this dry riesling is Finger Lakes dry riesling at its most classic – floral and lime-tinged with supporting notes of river rock and gunflint.

Pure and impactful on the palate, a beam of bright lime runs up the center with wet gravel, white cranberry and citrus blossom flavors. Juicy and fresh, it also shows a nice bit of fruit concentration leading into a long, elegant finish.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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