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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2016 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2016 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Ruby color. Aromas of blackberry candy and applewood smoke with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length violet candies, blueberry jam, and sidewalk chalk finish with silky tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A luscious Blaufrankisch bursting with purple flavors throughout.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blackberry candy and applewood smoke
Taste Flavor: violet candies, blueberry jam, and sidewalk chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luscious Blaufrankisch bursting with purple flavors throughout.

The Producer

Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

The Producer
9749 Middle Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4884

Blaufrankisch

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Blaufrankisch is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Austria. It also goes by the name of Lemberger in Germany.

The grape has high tannins and acidity; most of the wines are aged in small oak barrels to lessen the youthful bitterness. Blaufrankisch is often an intense red with flavors of mulberries, cranberries, tobacco and even cinnamon and mocha. Lighter versions that sell for a little more than $10 are ideal with grilled pork or BBQ foods, while richer, more expensive, more age worthy examples are best paired with prime rib, lamb and game.