Channing Daughters Blaufränkisch 2008
We are always very happy to release a new vintage of our lovely Blaufränkisch. Over the years this variety has proven its affinity with our climate and we love to use it both as a blending grape and as a varietal bottling. This is a special grape, classified by Charlemagne in the 8th century and grown all over middle and northern Europe with a particular fondness for Austria. Our 2008 version is comprised of 75% Blaufränkisch and 25% Merlot.
Black pepper, black fruit. Acidic body, apple finish
Black cherries and raspberries on the nose. Acidic and tar like at first taste, not very prevelant in fruit on the palate, a little earthy, showcased the black cherry fruit more so with the duck I had for dinner
Blackberry, blueberry and a good amount of spice. Probably one of the most unique red wines I've ever had. I'm going to seek out this grape from now on...
86% Blaufrankisch and 14% merlot, and a little less interesting than previous vintages.The nose is the most intriguing aspect, offering lots of cherry aromas, with plum, a faint gamey hint and earthy, smoky notes. On the palate, however, it's a bit more straightforward, with juicy cherry flavors, a little plum, and just a little earthiness. Structure is brought more by acidity than tannin here.It's still worth checking out, but mostly for the novelty. I really miss the smoky gaminess on the palate that previous bottlings featured.
External Reviews for Channing Daughters Blaufränkisch
75% Blaufrankisch 25% Merlot. ORGANIC. Flavors and aromas of spice black pepper plum meat black cherry black raspberry blackberry and a hint of mint define the wine. There are soft polished tannins with wonderfully integrated oak from twelve months in older barrels and a plump polished texture with a delicious finish.
75% Blaufrankisch 25% Merlot. Flavors and aromas of spice black pepper plum meat black cherry black raspberry blackberry and a hint of mint define the wine. There are soft polished tannins with wonderfully integrated oak from twelve months in older barrels and a plump polished texture with a delicious finish.
Food Pairings for Channing Daughters Blaufränkisch
The wine has a clear ruby red color with purple inflections. The aromas and flavors are full of red and black raspberries, plums, anise, liqourice, spices and a touch of smoked meat. This is a dry, supple, sexy wine with Burgundian texture. The alcohol is moderate, the acid juicy and balanced, the tannins are present but soft, and the wine offers a great deal of pleasure and a delicious finish.
318 cases produced.
Aged 14 months in French Oak.
Aged 14 months in Slovenian.
Notes: The wine was raised in one to eight year old French, American and Slovenian oak barrels for fourteen months.
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