The 2017 Gruner Veltliner from Dr. Konstatin Frank of the Finger Lakes scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It cost under $20, and has 12.5% alcohol. It’s as clean as any of the Austrian examples, smells the same, but has a richer New York flavor with a bit more body than the European examples..


This wine was perfect with a seafood dinner of cod. It enhanced the flavor of the fish and sauce on it and it cleansed the palate with each sip. The Gorelick Dionysians also enjoyed it.

Its aromatic nose was brightened with a hint of white pepper and wet stone.

At just two years old, it was fine and could develop for another three to five years. Frank’s wine are among the very best wines made in the Finger Lakes. In Vino Veritas.