Channing Daughters Blaufränkisch 2006

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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.<br/><br/><strong>Top Restaurants: </strong><br/><br/>Wines from Channing Daughters are on the wine list of these famous restaurants:<br/><br/>Adour (Ducasse)DanielGramercy TavernLe Bernardin Per SeBlue Hill (Stone Barns) French Laundry (CA)

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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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Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
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2.00 5
11/24/2008

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.


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Source: AOC Fine Wines
01/12/2010

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.



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.<br/><br/><strong>Top Restaurants: </strong><br/><br/>Wines from Channing Daughters are on the wine list of these famous restaurants:<br/><br/>Adour (Ducasse)DanielGramercy TavernLe Bernardin Per SeBlue Hill (Stone Barns) French Laundry (CA)

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