Easily the most recognizable name in Finger Lakes wine, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars has been making quality riesling on the shores of Keuka Lake since its founding in 1962.
Classic and familiar, Dr. Konstantin Frank 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling ($15) offers aromas of Golden Delicious apple, golden raisin and peach.
Off-dry, the palate is ripe with apple, peach and citrus flavors, with a subtle almond note. The acidity is fresh and citrusy but not electric -- balancing the the RS, but not quite reaching that tense, nervy level.
A long, citrusy finish shows light sweetness, but isn't cloying.
Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
Case Production: 4,000