The nose is a stunner, showing aromas of Golden Delicious apple, Bartlett pear, peach, honey, fennel frond, green melon and delicate floral notes.
Round and weighty, the palate shows intensely ripe fruit and similar flavors — peach, pomme fruit and melon — with a slight bruised-apple note. Though sweet, it’s balanced by delicate acidity that keeps it from being cloying. The light herbal and floral notes are a bit hidden, but emerge as the wine warms a bit.
Don’t over-chill this wine if you want to enjoy all of its intricacies. I liked it best almost at room temperature.
Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 11.5 %
TA: 8.4 g/L
Production: 457 cases
(3.5 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended to Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)