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
Chaumette 2016 Anrie Chambourcin
93 points
$35
Dark garnet color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of baked strawberries, oven-dried tomatoes, grassy herbal honey, and hint of wood smoke with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a graceful, complex, long finish that shows suggestions of choke cherries with a balsamic reduction, delicate brown spices, and cedar with no oak flavor. An elegant and savory Chambourcin that will sing with grace at the table.
Augusta Winery 2015 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
93 points
Best Buy
Medium dusty garnet color. Fruity, herbal aromas of watermelon, spiced cherry compote, exquisite tobacco, black tea, and oregano and basil with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, involved, medium-length clove, dried orange peel, black pepper, and gingerbread finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. An elegantly balanced wine that is at once fruity and savory, rich and bright.
93 points Best Buy
Stone Hill 2015  Chambourcin
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of caramelized huckleberries and oranges, macadamia gelato, roasted nuts, and tropical citrus and flowers with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, long finish conveying accents of vanilla cream and hint of violet candy with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A fantastically pure and flavorful Chambourcin with great appeal.
92 points $14.99 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
Narmada Winery 2014 Reflection Chambourcin
91 points
$25
Dark dusty ruby color. Inviting aromas of ripe plum, cinnamon smoke, genache, peony, artichoke leaves, and artisan cola with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, medium-long leather, iced tea, spiced roasted cashews, hickory, and dried figs and dates finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A real knockout Chambourcin blend with excellent aging potential; this sophisticated, fruity number is a must try.
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
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.