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Dr Konstantin Frank 2012 "Old Vines" Pinot Noir, NY

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)
Price: $20
KWG Score: 87
No. Professional Ratings: 1
This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from the Finger Lakes opens with a ripe black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused black cherry. I also detected hints of strawberry rhubarb and oak. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nightly. This Finger Lake Pinot Noir is a very good value and would pair well with a grilled burgers smothered with sauteed mushrooms with Swiss cheese. Enjoy - Ken


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