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Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir (2016)

Pinot Noir

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir (2016)

Viticulture
Majority of the grapes come from our estate vineyards on Keuka Lake which gives us minerality and elegance. Dr. Konstantin Frank originally planted Pinot Noir in 1958, and this wine contains fruit from the original vines which are the 2nd oldest Pinot Noir vines in America. We blend a small portion of Pinot Noir from our estate vineyards on Seneca Lake w... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir (2016)

Viticulture
Majority of the grapes come from our estate vineyards on Keuka Lake which gives us minerality and elegance. Dr. Konstantin Frank originally planted Pinot Noir in 1958, and this wine contains fruit from the original vines which are the 2nd oldest Pinot Noir vines in America. We blend a small portion of Pinot Noir from our estate vineyards on Seneca Lake which the warmer sites give us riper fruit aromas and flavors.

Vinification
Immediately after harvest the grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed into temperature controlled stainless steel open-top fermenters and allowed to cold soak for a few days. The juice is fermented at low temperatures to preserve the more delicate flavors with manual punch-downs 3 times a day for good extraction of tannins. The wine was gently pressed and transferred into mostly French oak barrels, where it developed further complexity for 18 months before being bottled.

The Wine
Medium intensity with flavors of smoked meats, sour cherry and earthy notes. The elegant spiciness of the European oak enhances the complexity of this well rounded and long wine.
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Pinot Noir
Style:
Name:
Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2016
Price:
$21.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Acid:
6.4 g/L
Ph:
3.35
Residual Sugar:
0.09% (0.9 g/L)
Alcohol:
13.3%
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Pinot Noir

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir (2016)

91 Points Jamie Goode "These cuttings came through quarantine at Beltsville, Maryland (one of the two USDA facilities) and had been sourced from France. Planted in 1958. Supple and quite elegant with delicate red cherry fruit with a hint of cedar and spice under the pure fruit. Soft, textured and easy with a hint of seriousness. Has nice purity of fruit. Fine grained finish. Very stylish in a lighter style. 91/100 "
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4-5 bottles
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6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

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