Dr. Konstantin Frank's Rkatsiteli is usually the benchmark in New York State for this increasingly successful grape variety. The 2013 bottling is a bit of a disappointment, dominated by notes of canned cream corn and savory apple and pear instead of the fresh, pristine stone fruit of past years. It's dry and crisp and finishes briskly.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org