Channing Daughters Chardonnay Cuvée Tropical 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...
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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.
Notes: The wine was raised in one to eight year old French, American and Slovenian oak barrels for fourteen months.
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