About Chambourcin Red Wine

About Chambourcin Red Wine
Chambourcin is a red French hybrid grape that was developed in the early 1960s. It is planted in several states in the eastern US; the top examples come from New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York; there are also examples made in Australia, where it sometimes is blended with Shiraz.

Top Picks for Chambourcin

Plagido’s Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Medium garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark ripe cherries, black licorice, ripe plum, and sweet rose petal with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length cola, toasted baguette, cocoa dust, and espresso finish with moderate oak. A vibrant Chambourcin with lip-smacking tannins and zippy acidity; try with grilled pork.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Auburn Road 2015  Chambourcin
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Attractive aromas of raspberry bread pudding, caramel-chocolate sauce, roasted meats, tomato leaf, anise, and mesquite with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long baked blueberry cobbler and graphite finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak. A New Jersey wine for Bordeaux fans; a fantastic expression of Chambourcin.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Tomasello 2017 Estate Chambourcin
90 points
$18.95
Dusty violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, buoyant finish. An earthy, Francophile red that’s an excellent charcuterie pairing.
90 points $18.95
Plagido’s Winery 2017  Chambourcin
89 points
$24.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, chocolate berry bar, and hint of tomato leaves and ink with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of mulberry, rhubarb, and pomegranate with moderate oak flavor. A chewy, earthy Chambourcin that will work well at the table.
89 points $24.99
Augusta Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
88 points
$7.99
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Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate peanut toffee, dried and baked berries, mocha, and Thai cucumber salad with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of grilled and marinated beets and carrots and pepper with well-integrated, chewy, fine tannins. A rock solid, savory red perfect for everyday meals.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
White Horse Winery 2016 Estate Chambourcin
87 points
$18
Medium violet color. Herbal aromas of plum butter, tomato leaf, dill, black licorice, and fennel with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy toasty bread crusts and cranberry finish with leafy tannins and a suggestion of oak. An herbal Chambourcin that may pair well with Eastern European fare.
White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Chambourcin
86 points
$18
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate chews, black cassis, forest floor, and black tea with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of dark roasted espresso with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dark, funky Chambourcin that greatly benefits from aeration; after decanting one can enjoy forest floor and cassis aromas that will blend beautifully with French cuisine.
White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Chambourcin
86 points
$18
Medium dusty ruby color. Smoky aromas of berry fruit leather, burned popcorn, charred oak, and grilled berries with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, buoyant salted plum and charred meats finish with heavy oak. An intriguingly smoky and savory Chambourcin for unique pairings.
DiMatteo Vineyards NV  Chambourcin
82 points
$19
Violet color. Grainy aromas and flavors of cheerios in cream and toasted sourdough with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing notes of amaranth and grape jelly with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive Chambourcin for creative pairings.