Channing Daughters "Mosaico"
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Channing Daughters "Mosaico" - 2017

Item # 28657 750mL

A rare treasure from the South Fork. Decant and serve this white with barbecued or grilled fish tonight. From local Long Island vineyards, Mosaico, this field blend of six different grapes has lovely flavors of citrus fruits and melon. Great mineral notes add interest, while a balanced acidity and a spice-tinged finish round things out.

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Winemaker Chrisopher Tracy is a mad man! I say that with admiration and appreciation. He makes over 20 different cuvees (mostly blends) with his Channing Daughters label and somehow they always turn out polished and food worthy. The Mosaico is aptly named! Take a look at this blend. Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Tocai Friulano, Gewürztraminer. Yet, the final product is greater than the sum of its parts; balanced mineral driven, structured, and most of all, delicious.

- EG

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New York

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Gewürztraminer

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Chardonnay

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Pinot Grigio

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