Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2016: $17 Very Good

The Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $17 [Very Good] is a refreshing crisp white wine, with flavors of grapefruit, fruit cocktail and cool green herbs.  Fine to drink now, this wine might be more interesting with a bit of bottle age.

Light lemon yellow in color, effusive aromas of grapefruit, fruit cocktail, pineapple, cool minty/herbal notes and spicy shalestone are pure and appealing.  Medium bodied, dry, with substantial acidity and a spicy mouth feel, balance is good.  Flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, fruit cocktail, cool herbs, and a peppery shalestone component have very good concentration and focus.  The finish is quite spicy, well focused, with very good length.  Pineapple and fruit cocktail flavors linger.  June 2017


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