Full Review

Auburn Road

Auburn Road
2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Auburn Road
2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Dark violet color. Aromas of raspberry, cranberry, and graphite with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a seamless, breezy iron finish with fine tannins. A very interesting and mineral-forward Chambourcin for satisfying pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raspberry, cranberry, and graphite
Taste Flavor: iron
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very interesting and mineral-forward Chambourcin for satisfying pairings.

The Producer

Auburn Road Vineyards

The Producer
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
USA
1 856-769-9463

Their Portfolio

82 Auburn Road 2007 Classico, Outer Coastal Plain (USA) $60.00.
85 Auburn Road 2013 Classico, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
86 Auburn Road 2014 Gaia, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $23.00.
86 Auburn Road 2013 Eidolon "Coeur d’Est", Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $23.00.
91 Auburn Road NV American Red "Winemaker’s Blend" 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Auburn Road 2014 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
90 Auburn Road 2015 Gaia, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $23.00.
84 Auburn Road 2016 The White Bottle, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14% (USA) $18.00.
90 Auburn Road 2014 Eidolon Coeur d’Est, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $20.00.
87 Auburn Road 2016 Dry Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13.6% (USA) $18.00.
90 Auburn Road 2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $.00.
86 Auburn Road 2017 Pinot Grigio, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $16.00.
89 Auburn Road 2017 Solé, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $14.00.
88 Auburn Road 2017 Dry Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $18.00.
86 Auburn Road 2017 Rosalita Off-Dry Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $13.00.
80 Auburn Road 2016 The White Bottle, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14% (USA) $18.00.
88 Auburn Road 2016 Good Karma Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
91 Auburn Road 2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $15.00.
90 Auburn Road 2015 Gaia Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $19.00.
87 Auburn Road 2014 Classico Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $16.00.
86 Auburn Road 2014 Eidolon Coeur d’Est, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $19.00.
86 Auburn Road NV Apple Wine, New Jersey 12.7% (USA) $13.00.
88 Auburn Road NV Give Peach A Chance Peach Wine, New Jersey 12.6% (USA) $12.00.
90 The White Bottle 2015 Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $20.00.

Chambourcin

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
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 Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York; there are also examples made in Australia, where it sometimes is blended with Shiraz.

The grape has black juice, unlike most red grapes whose juice is clear. Thus a Chambourcin wine has deep purple color; flavors are of plum and black cherry. It is best consumed in its youth (two to three years) for its freshness.