Dr. Frank Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2003
The last time I seared some prime tuna fillets, I enjoyed the Loudon Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2004. This time a visit to ‘wine row’ finds the Dr. Frank Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2003 to pair with my meal. When Vine Spot visited the Finger Lakes last year in July, we exited Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars with a number of their nicely done wines and enjoyed our visit to the winery. Outside of the great wines, Doctor Konstantin Frank, the man, is an interesting read that can be found here.
Review: The Dr. Frank Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2003 bottling displays a nice lemon yellow color and is on the lighter side of medium bodied. The bouquet offers tree and tropical fruit aromas with mild notes of buttery toast. The wine is not overly oaky, allowing the fruit and bright acidity to shine through on the taste with flutters of vanilla and spice. This wine has great fruit concentration and a nice integration of fruit, malolactic qualities and oak influence.
Needless to say, Vine Spot will be visiting several local shops to find the Dr. Frank Chardonnay 2004.