1999 Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

This is one of those wines that almost brings you to your knees. I could still taste it the next day. The color is slightly brickish in the glass. The exuberant nose of toasty fruit is sexy and alluring. Crushed, tart cherries dominate the palate with hints of cloves, beef bouillon and smoked bacon. The texture is soft and silky, and the finish is lengthy, clean and lively. I would have loved to spend a few hours with this one. Reviewed May 15, 2006

Winery: Dr. Konstantin Frank