Dr Konstantin Frank

Since 1962

Our Wines

Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir (2018)

Old Vines Pinot Noir

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir (2018)

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir (2018)

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. Harvest finished earlier than normal.

VINEYARD
A blend of vineyard sites on Keuka and Seneca Lakes. Pinot Noir on our Keuka vineyard was planted in 1958, 1974, 1981, and 1986 with majority Clone 7 and 13. These are some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the Finger Lakes. Vineyards on Keuka are shallow, shale-based soils which adds minerality, acidity, and elegance. Our Seneca vineyard is located in Hector, NY in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.

THE WINE
Powerfully aromatic suggesting cranberry and red cherry woven with earthiness, leather, and subtle oak notes. Silken yet mineral texture evolving into a complex, long lasting finish.

FOOD PAIRING
Lean Beef (Filet), Roasted Duck, Mushrooms, Grilled Chicken, Veal Chops, Grilled Tuna, Pork Tenderloin, Fennel.
Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$21.99 / bottle

Buy Now
Old Vines Pinot Noir
Style:
Name:
Old Vines Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2018
Price:
$21.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$21.99 / bottle

Buy Now
Old Vines Pinot Noir

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir (2018)

No accolades listed yet for the current vintage (2018) of Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir.
Read the accolades from past vintages.
Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$21.99 / bottle

Buy Now