This blend of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, and 5% Pinot Meunier is the kind of wine you want to bathe in, with a rich scent of baked cinnamon apples and brioche. It’s fragrant and a little decadent, soft and cleanly integrated, with delicate acidity that supports but doesn’t stick out. Caramelized challah french toast as well as a whisper of pineapple and honey. Pair it with shrimp dumplings or salmon sushi. Lovely and rounded in the mouth.

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WHO: Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
WHAT: Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot meunier
WHERE: Finger Lakes, New York
WHEN: 1999
HOW MUCH: $30 (Media sample)

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