Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Day 61 Drink: Dr. Konstantin Frank Fleur de Pinot Noir
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is one of the most respected labels in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Konstantin Frank came to the U.S. in 1951 from the Ukraine. After spending time at Cornell University's Geneva Experiment Station, Frank established Vinifera Wine Cellars in 1962.
The winery has gained considerable attention for its world-class Rieslings. They also make a very good sparkling wine and a host of other wines worth tasting.
Dr. Frank Fleur de Pinot Noir is a non-vintage wine that pours a nice purple hue. The aroma is fairly young and lively. There is a nice level fruit upfront with fresh cherries dominating the flavor. There is a nice tartness to the finish of the wine.