Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 02524


Medium intensity with flavors of smoked meats, sour cherry and earthy notes. The elegant spiciness of the European oak enhances the complexity of this well rounded and long wine.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region New York
Appellation Finger Lakes
Brand Dr. Konstantin Frank
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir "Old Vines" was aged for 18 months in an 80/20 mixture of French and Hungarian oak (20% new, the rest a mixture of one to four years in age). The winery says, "The Dr. Frank Pinot Noir vines are the second oldest in the United States, planted in 1957." This has classic Pinot Noir flavors, red fruit bursting out all over. Broadly expressive, it becomes tighter and more powerful as it airs out a bit. The fine structure should support the cherry-laced fruit well. It is a super bargain, too, structured as well as flavorful.

Mark Squires, June 29, 2016