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Over and Over - Variation 7

This is a ridiculously fun, fascinating and delicious red wine! There are people in the world making red wines with a ripasso method and there are people in the world using a solera system of blending for some red wines but we know of no one, other than us, who have put both together to create a distinctive and tasty red wine. It all began with four barriques of 2004 Merlot that was taken out of barrel and re-passed over the fresh 2006 Merlot and Dornfelder fruit. The wine underwent another primary fermentation and was racked to barriques, hogsheads and puncheons where it underwent another malo-lactic fermentation. Half of the wine was taken and bottled after ten months in oak, and this was Variation One. The other half remained in barrel until the next harvest where it was re-passed over the 2007 Merlot, Syrah and Dornfelder fruit. It was all repeated and we bottled half as Variation Two. We did this again in the 2008 harvest and bottled Variation Three. This happened to Over and Over again in 2009 for Variation Four and again in the beautiful, warm, dry 2010 vintage for Variation Five. Took a year off and the wine spent the time in barrel during the 2011 vintage, then we re-passed the lot again over the 2012 vintage for Variation Six and again in 2013 for this version…Variation Seven! This wine has undergone eight primary and eight malo-lactic fermentations and has in it memories of the 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 harvests. We WILL continue to do this over & over. Variation Seven is a bit brighter with deeper, darker fruit than past examples and there is a purity of red and black fruit expression coupled with an integrated oak component this year that is remarkably sexy and alluring. Violets, black raspberries, black pepper, black cherries, baking spices, earth and game are the primary descriptors that come to mind in this well-balanced, dry, medium-bodied and seamless red wine. Delicious, long complex flavors and textures fill one’s mouth and mind. The finish is persistent and shows great complexity and intermingling of both the mature secondary characteristics and its youthful attributes. This is a wine that reflects the old and the new, the North and the South, the warm and the cool and provides us with something entirely different to experience. Drink this wine with all manner of game birds, fatty fish, pork, veal, grains, mushrooms and root vegetables.

 Producer Channing Daughters
 Region Long Island
 Country United States
 Varietals DornfelderMerlotSyrah (Shiraz)

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Channing Daughters
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Channing Daughters

Bridgehampton, New York, United States Bridgehampton, New York, United States

A Vineyard with a Purpose 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 over two dozen varieties. The white grapes include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc,...

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