Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

“Clones”, a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a twist, will fit the bill with delicious style. Clones is an exotic white blend that is based primarily on ten distinct clones of Chardonnay and also includes a small percentage of five other grape varieties. The 2008 version is composed of 90% Chardonnay, 6% Tocai Friulano, 1% Gewurztraminer, 1% Aligote, 1% Semillon and 1% Viognier. The wine was fermented and raised in 24% stainless steel barrels, 51% older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels and 25% new French oak barrels. The twenty-five percent in new oak was fermented with wild, ambient yeast. The fruit for the wine was all hand-harvested and whole cluster-pressed. The juice and wine were handled minimally and the wine was bottled by gravity on September 4, 2009.

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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

Member Reviews for Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.00 5
09/29/2011

Smooth, a little buttery


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
09/23/2011

10 clones of chard from LI blended. Wild yeast fermented, contributing to the wet hay aroma. Mineral body with papaya fruit in the finish


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
09/28/2011

10 diff clones of chard grown on LI combined for this wine. Lots of wild yeast so interesting fermentation Some toast, lemon curd, meringue, bit o honey, with nice acidity and citrus. really cool!


Snooth User: rjpease
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4.00 5
09/27/2011

Lemon and grass clippings up front, nice creamy finish w hints of custard. Great wine.


Snooth User: heathbodell
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3.00 5
09/23/2011

Buttery on the nose and in the mouth. Very creamy with hints of grass.


Snooth User: armin
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/10/2008

Complex nose with apples, pears, peaches, baking spices and faint floral notes. This is a fairly full-bodied white that could use a touch more acid for my liking (keep in mind that flabby chards are my least favorite wines). It's nicely fruity with crisp pear and stone fruit giving way to tropical flavors as the wine warms a little in the glass.



Tasting Notes:

This dry white wine is straw-colored with medium intense aromas and flavors of pear, apple, mineral, brown spice and citrus fruit. Our 2008 Clones is medium-bodied, has moderate (12.7%) alcohol, juicy acidity and long, persistent flavors. The integration in our 2008 Clones is wonderful with a fine balance of fruit, acid, alcohol and oak. The wine shows finesse with a paradoxical texture of rich and round with a precise and angular mouth-feel. This makes a truly excellent bottle of Chardonnay.

“Clones”, a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a twist, will fit the bill with delicious style. Clones is an exotic white blend that is based primarily on ten distinct clones of Chardonnay and also includes a small percentage of five other grape varieties. The 2008 version is composed of 90% Chardonnay, 6% Tocai Friulano, 1% Gewurztraminer, 1% Aligote, 1% Semillon and 1% Viognier. The wine was fermented and raised in 24% stainless steel barrels, 51% older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels and 25% new French oak barrels. The twenty-five percent in new oak was fermented with wild, ambient yeast. The fruit for the wine was all hand-harvested and whole cluster-pressed. The juice and wine were handled minimally and the wine was bottled by gravity on September 4, 2009.

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