Channing Daughters Merlot Blend the Hamptons Mudd Vineyard 2009

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This is a delicious, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc for all seasons, but we can especially appreciate this now as wintertime Sauvignon. This jewel like white wine was created from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes hand-harvested from the Croteau Vineyard on the North Fork.

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Channing Daughters Winery:
Atlantic breezes cool our vineyards creating a climate hospitable to a wide array of fascinating grape varieties. At Channing Daughters we grow and create wines from the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Malvasia, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Bianco, and the red varieties Merlot, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Cabernet Franc, and Cab... Read more
Atlantic breezes cool our vineyards creating a climate hospitable to a wide array of fascinating grape varieties. At Channing Daughters we grow and create wines from the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Malvasia, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Bianco, and the red varieties Merlot, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soon the reds Teroldego, Refosco and Lagrein will join them. We are the only winery on the East End growing and producing wines from many of these grapes. Our home is a beautiful plot of land in Bridgehampton that contains twenty-five acres of vines, our small winery and tasting room. We source about fifty percent of our grapes from special sites and people on the North Fork. We allow our wines to naturally express the earth that grows them. Small and unique vineyard lots of grapes are fermented and bottled separately, bearing a Vineyard Designation and Appellation of Origin. Channing Daughters is proud to produce wines bearing all three Long Island AVA’s. The North Fork of Long Island, The Hamptons, and Long Island are all utilized. Whether it is a varietal Sauvignon Blanc from the Mudd Vineyard on the North Fork, Blaufrankisch from our Sylvanus Vineyard on our Estate in Bridgehampton or a blend of varieties and vineyards like our Vino Bianco, which bears a Long Island AVA, we believe in celebrating the place, vineyards and region from which we are lucky enough to produce wine. We are also grateful to be working with mature vineyards. Our own Sculpture Garden Vineyard was planted in 1982 and the Mudd Vineyard on the North Fork (one of our most prized sources) was planted between 1975 and 1983. Read less
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Member Reviews for Channing Daughters Merlot Blend the Hamptons Mudd Vineyard

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Snooth User: Cht Newfy Pup
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/27/2007

Three and a half glasses


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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/27/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Channing Daughters Merlot Blend the Hamptons Mudd Vineyard

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Source: AOC Fine Wines
05/06/2010

72.6% Merlot 19.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 6.4% Blaufrankisch and 1.5% Dornfelder. ORGANIC. The color is a clear beautiful ruby red. This dry wine has ripe pure flavors and aromas of plum black cherry black raspberry earth and spice which are balanced by juicy acidity medium body and moderate alcohol. A silky texture displaying integrated plush tannins leads into a lovely lengthy finish.


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Source: AOC Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 01/12/2010

72.6% Merlot 19.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 6.4% Blaufrankisch and 1.5% Dornfelder. The color is a clear beautiful ruby red. This dry wine has ripe pure flavors and aromas of plum black cherry black raspberry earth and spice which are balanced by juicy acidity medium body and moderate alcohol. A silky texture displaying integrated plush tannins leads into a lovely lengthy finish.



Tasting Notes:

This is a refined white wine of medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and a long, persistent, tangy finish. There are aromas and flavors of lemon, musk melon, pears, opal basil, lemon thyme, brown spice and a touch of vanilla. There is a strong core of salty minerality and piercing flavors of candied grapefruit. All in all, this is an exciting, tasty, integrated Sauvignon that is just a pleasure to smell and taste.

This is a delicious, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc for all seasons, but we can especially appreciate this now as wintertime Sauvignon. This jewel like white wine was created from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes hand-harvested from the Croteau Vineyard on the North Fork.

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118 cases produced.

Notes: The wine was barrel-fermented and raised in 82% new French and Slovenian oak and 18% stainless steel barrels for ten months.


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