Full Review
Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2012 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy
2013 BTI Northeast Regional Review - Best New York White Wine

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2012 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale golden color. Aromas of raisin compote, dried flowers, and white nut brittle with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, honeyed apple and peach finish. Very pure, precise, and delicious flavors.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: raisin compote, dried flowers, and white nut brittle
Taste Flavor: crisp, honeyed apple and peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Very pure, precise, and delicious flavors.
The Producer

Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

The Producer
9749 Middle Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4884
Pinot Gris
Wine Glass White.jpg
Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.
More Products
90 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.99.
87 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
93 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Muscat Ottonel, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.99.
94 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $24.99.
88 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Reserve, Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.99.
81 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Grüner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
89 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
85 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
92 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
91 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $14.99.
89 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $14.99.
84 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Grüner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
93 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $24.99.
92 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $19.99.
86 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $14.99.
87 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2014 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
93 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Late Harvest, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $49.99.
83 Salmon Run 2012 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $9.99.