2/15/2007

Weekly Sip: Dr. Frank Riesling Reserve 2005

Dr. Frank Riesling Reserve 2005


The Riesling grape, in Vine Spot’s opinion, is the preeminent grape of the Finger Lakes region and I’m sure there are many palates out there that would agree. The grape is well suited to the cooler climate of the region and some Finger Lakes Rieslings are considered to be the best in the world. When Vine Spot visited the Finger Lakes last year, all the wineries shared one thing, they all, with the exception of a handful, did at least 1 Riesling bottling. This selection comes from Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, where Vine Spot picked up a number of nice selections.

Review: The Dr. Frank Riesling Reserve 2005 is water white to pale yellow in color and offers lively tree, citrus and slight minerally aromas. The aromas follow though on the palate featuring nice fresh fruit with delicate mineral and floral nuances. The wine is slightly sweet, but the acidity does an admirable job at achieving a delightful balancing act. This wine is clean, refreshing and has a nice medium finish.

As you can see, I enjoyed this with chicken taquitos, dressed in a sweet and spicy corn relish and it did really well for me. I sipped on this bottle for the next two evenings and thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more Finger Lakes Riesling finds. This bottle retailed at the time for $29, but was gifted to Vine Spot during a visit to the winery.

Happy Sipping !

Dezel

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