This was the second wine I tasted during last week’s virtual tasting of 2012 Finger Lakes rieslings, and it was a welcome step up.

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 2012 Dry Riesling ($15) offers intense aromas of grapefruit and lime are accented by notes of citrus blossom, wet river rock, smoky gun flint and just a touch of botrytis.

The palate is more peachy, but still shows bright citrus fruit — mostly grapefruit — and a minerally vein that runs from start to finish. Crunchy acidity provides great focus and verve. The medium-long finish is dry, but not harshly so. I’d like to taste this wine again in 6-12 months. The acidity may integrate a bit more, which wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 11.6%
Residual Sugar: .65%
pH: 2.85
Price: $15*

(3.5 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended to Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)