Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008
“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.
Smooth, a little buttery
10 clones of chard from LI blended. Wild yeast fermented, contributing to the wet hay aroma. Mineral body with papaya fruit in the finish
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!
Lemon and grass clippings up front, nice creamy finish w hints of custard. Great wine.
Buttery on the nose and in the mouth. Very creamy with hints of grass.
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.
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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.
Aged in French Oak.
Aged in Slovenian Oak.
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