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Staff Pick

Channing Daughters Cabernet Franc Rosato - 2017

Item # 24688 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

An enchanting pale rosé that’s delicate yet fully expressive of the grape and region. Floral and pink peppercorn notes blend with subtle red berries, ending with a crisp, bone-dry finish.

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Staff Pick Notes

Every wine region is know for a kind of wine or a specific grape. If the Finger Lakes of upstate New York is known for Riesling what is Long Island known for? I would suggest prehaps Rosé. For my money, the the best winemaker working in New York state today is Christopher Tracy from Channing Daughters. This 2017 Cabernet Franc Rosé from Bridgehampton, Long Island is another great example of Tracy's skill and mastery. Bright clean fruit, wonderfully refreshing acidity with mineral earthiness, this wine packs a lot of delicious element into a single bottle. I would suggest buying two!


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