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Staff Pick

Channing Daughters "Scuttlehole" Chardonnay - 2017

Item # 67009 750mL
$12.99/ Single Bottle
$155.88 $140.29/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This dry, fruit-driven Chardonnay really shows its cooler-climate roots. Pair this with all the classic matches like salmon, lobster, and chicken--and, if you're feeling adventurous, taste how amazing it is with fresh cheeses and raw fish.

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Staff Pick Notes

It's time to stop ignoring New York State wines! Having failed to properly grow vitis vinifera in the earliest stages of American winemaking, east coast winemakers have been fighting relentlessly to gain back some well-deserved respect. Channing Daughters is no exception from the group of talented new wine makers exploring the very real opportunities in the Northeast. "Scuttlehole" Chardonnay is a 100% stainless steel-aged wine with a crispness that would have you not believe it was from the States. No malolactic fermentation leads to forward green apple and pear, followed directly by surprising mineral properties that might even trick you on a blind taste. Enjoy this wine with shellfish, bouillabaisse, salty cheeses, or any lighter poultry dish.

- CS

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