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

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.