Dr. Konstantin Frank 2001 New York Dry Johannisberg Riesling ($14.99)
This is a clear straw-color wine with a slight greenish hue. Typical Riesling scents of apples and pine have gained complexity during a year in the bottle, adding a distinct minerally "petrol" character. Crisp apples predominate in the flavor, ripe and full, with slight sweetness masked by tart, steely lemon-citric acidity. Adds weight to my opinion that the cooler regions of the Eastern U.S. and Canada, not the vine-growing West Coast, make the better environment for quality Riesling. US Importer: (Nov 27, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: The wine's flavors were just right with roast turkey; its steely, tart acidity was properly cleansing but seemed to dominate the food.
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