The first producer in the United States to craft traditional Trockenbeerenauslese-style Riesling, Dr. Frank’s is still one of the very best. Deep gold in color, this luscious nectar fills the glass with aromas of candied orange and honeysuckle. Honey, dried mango and pineapple and exotic potpourri notes undulate persistently on the palate, ending in a languid tea…
Toast and butterscotch flavors lead the way in this relatively full-bodied wine, featuring a fine array of crisp apple, peach, pear, melon and citrus notes. Long and full on the finish. Best Buy.
Intensely aromatic with scents of ripe stone fruit and exotic mango, this delicately structured Riesling reverberates with acidity and fine, focused minerality. Semidry in style, it finishes long with lip-smacking fruitiness.
The king of New York State Riesling pulls it off again. This wine opens with a gorgeous blend of mineral and fruit. The vibrant flavors follow through in the mouth with wet stones, apricot, pear and just a touch of slate. The long, elegant finish justifies every penny of the $18 price tag.
Luscious aromas of ripe tangerine, honey and white flowers meld into a rich, dark petrol note on this elegant, dry Riesling. The palate is sunny and bright with ripe orange, melon and guava flavors, but hints of fresh herbs and a lime pith astringency keep all the fruity sweetness remarkably balanced.
Another top pick from Finger Lakes legend, Dr. Konstantin Frank, this luscious honey-laced Riesling is fragrant with yellow freesias and ripe, juicy stonefruit. Off-dry in style with a spicy, orange rind-infused palate, bright acidity carries through on a long finish that ends on a sultry, astringent, black tea note.
Herbal and grassy, with lots of juicy apple and lemon flavors, this is a dry, yet round and supple Pinot Gris. Effortlessly enjoyable, this finishes quite floral, with just a hint of savory nut skin and smoke.
A touch of exotic spice gives a musky appeal to the ripe lychee and rose petal notes. Lush, languid and semisweet, the palate has a dense, concentrated pink-grapefruit flavor and soft, lemony acidity that lingers on the palate.