Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc: $20 Very Good to Very Good+

The Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $20 [Very Good to Very Good+] is fresh and well-made, with oodles of grapefruit-y flavor and some complexity, a great wine for summer salads and fish dishes.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are fresh and full throttle, with scents of grapefruit, gooseberry, white peach, citrus zest, rubber, white pepper and smoky mineral.  Medium bodied, silky and dry, the KF has lots of zippy acidity.  Balance is very good.  Fresh, poised and well-concentrated flavors of grapefruit, gooseberry, tropical fruit, white pepper, and a smoky/chalky mineral note are quite appealing.  The finish is sprightly and doused with white pepper, with very good length.  June 2016

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