Full Review
Chaumette

Chaumette
2014 Reserve, Chambourcin, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.00

Chaumette
2014 Reserve, Chambourcin, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of blackberry compote, charred nuts, and mocha with a supple, tangy, dryish body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length chocolate tangerine, green apple skin, wet cedar, and minerals finish with crunchy, earthy tannins. A nice racy, tangy table friendly red that drinks like a ripe Cru Beaujolais.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively & savory
Aroma Aroma: blackberry compote, charred nuts, and mocha
Taste Flavor: chocolate tangerine, green apple skin, wet cedar, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Braciole, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice racy, tangy table friendly red that drinks like a ripe Cru Beaujolais.
The Producer

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
24345 State Rte WW
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
USA
1 573-747-1000
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.