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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% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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Auburn Road
2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: raspberry bread pudding, caramel-chocolate sauce, roasted meats, tomato leaf, anise, and mesquite
Taste Flavor: baked blueberry cobbler and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribeye, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A New Jersey wine for Bordeaux fans; a fantastic expression of Chambourcin.

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.