May 12, 2018 - A strong petrol nose and taste.. Fruit is gone. Appears that this wine was not ageable.
November 3, 2017 - This might be past the curve. Pleasant enough, and in balance on initial pour. As the evening wore on the acid in the finish grew more pronounced and the fruit receded into the background. Day 2 it flattened out and picked up a hint of foxy character. Nice enough on that first glass but all signs point to drink up now.
November 12, 2016 - Not as acidic as the 2009 or as full bodied and ripe as the 2010. Not as interesting as either. My least favorite year from a 2009-2012 vertical tasting. Still good though.
May 31, 2016 - Outstanding Dry Riesling!! Great mineral and saline notes. Thought I was drinking a European Dry Riesling! Excellent.
December 26, 2015 - Not as obviously perfumy nose as the simpler 2014 Dr. Frank that preceded it, but with time and slightly warmer temp turned into a great example of finger lakes Riesling.
September 16, 2015 - A lime smell, a grapefruit taste, together with a dense and powerful stoniness. High acid. The wine certainly benefited from decanting but was still, I think, way too young.
July 25, 2015 - To me this is the best USA Riesling I have
April 30, 2015 - 3rd to the first place Tie between Trimbach and weimar in the dry group. Others really liked this as it was completely dry but fruit seemed to give it a touch of perceived RS. Plenty of great riesling fruit from the tropicals of asian pear, to the stone fruit of white peach, acacia florals and tangerine/mandarin orange acidity with that serious flinty and slate mineral backbone.
THE USA, especially the Finger Lakes and Northern CA bested wines from Australia, NZ, and this was just under Weimer Reserve and Trimbach.
7 wines were had in this flight of dry Riesling and they all were very good.
April 9, 2015 - Nice color. The nose shows ripe aromas of citrus, Meyer lemon, orange blossom, peach and minerals. This is medium light bodied with very good concentration and real class. The fairly long finish features a strong mineral element.
March 21, 2015 - Angular and focused acidity. Lemon and lime citris. Did I mention acidity? Wet stone and minerality in mid-palate. Hint of cream and perhaps butterscotch at the end that I tend to associate with Argetsinger. Very nice FL riesling.