Dr. Konstantin Frank Grüner Veltliner 2017: $15 Good

The Dr. Konstantin Frank Grüner Veltliner (Finger Lakes, NY) 2017 $15 [Good] has attractive freshness and modest flavor intensity.  Notes of wet wool and awkward balance subtract from its appeal.  Drink it with snacks or dinner.

Pale lemon in color, there are moderately intense aromas of green apple, grapefruit, basil, wet wool and bitter green stems.  Medium bodied, off dry, with fairly high acidity, balance is OK.  Modest unfocused flavors of green apple, lemon, guava and grapefruit are strongly accented by wet wool and earthy notes.  The finish is awkward, lightly bitter and saline, with good length.  March 2018


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