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Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars

Wine label of Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars 2010 Lemberger

2010 Lemberger
Varietal/Style: Lemberger
Finger Lakes, NY
Vintage: 2010
Rating: 14/20
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes:
The 2010 Lemberger is a light, approachable red. The grape is well suited to the Finger Lakes' cool climate and produces an easy drinking wine with attractive red fruit notes. On the nose it offers rose petal and berry aromas with hints of bramble and damp moss. A pleasingly delicate wine, its primary fruit flavors are of ripe cherry and tart apple. Pair it with lighter bodied winter dishes like roast chicken, grilled sausages and root vegetables or tuna in a red wine sauce.

Wine of the Week March 4, 2013:
2010 Lemberger

Other Dr. Konstantin Frank wines we have tasted:
2010 Cabernet Franc
2011 Dry Riesling
2011 Gewürztraminer
2011 Gewürztraminer Reserve
2011 Grüner Veltliner

Chateau Frank wines we have tasted:
1999 Blanc de Blancs
2000 Blanc de Noirs
2000 Brut
2002 Blanc de Blancs
2002 Blanc de Noirs
2002 Brut
2005 Brut
2006 Blanc de Blancs
2006 Blanc de Noirs
2006 Brut
2007 Blanc de Blancs
NV Célèbre
NV Célèbre Rosé

Entrance sign of Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

Profile: Dr. Konstantin Frank is credited with shaping the Finger Lakes wine region, where he founded his Vinifera Wine Cellars in 1962. His success with Riesling is what many feel gave the region its identity and helped to earn the Finger Lakes' world class recognition. Next, Dr. Frank's son Willy's experimentations gave the area its first premium quality sparkling wines. Founder Konstantin's grandson Fredrick took over operations in 1993 and continues to grow the winery's reach and reputation. Currently, in addition to Riesling and sparkling wines, the Vinifera Wine Cellars produces Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Rkatsiteli, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemberger and Merlot.

9749 Middle Rd.
Hammondsport, NY 14840

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