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White Horse Winery

White Horse Winery
2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

White Horse Winery
2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate chews, black cassis, forest floor, and black tea with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of dark roasted espresso with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dark, funky Chambourcin that greatly benefits from aeration; after decanting one can enjoy forest floor and cassis aromas that will blend beautifully with French cuisine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Old World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate chews, black cassis, forest floor, and black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dark roasted espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dark, funky Chambourcin that greatly benefits from aeration; after decanting one can enjoy forest floor and cassis aromas that will blend beautifully with French cuisine.

The Producer

White Horse Winery

The Producer
106 Hall Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-270-1411

Their Portfolio

91 White Horse Winery 2017 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $18.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2017 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $37.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.9% (USA) $37.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $18.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2016 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $39.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2016 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2016 Estate Rosé, American 12.7% (USA) $18.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2017 Barrel Fermented Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $37.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2017 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $18.00.
92 White Horse Winery 2016 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, American 13.6% (USA) $39.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2016 Vintner’s Red Blend, American 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 White Horse Winery 2016 Reserve, Merlot, American 13.8% (USA) $34.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2018 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $18.00.
94 White Horse Winery 2017 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, American 13.5% (USA) $29.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $19.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Traminette, Outer Coastal Plain 11.8% (USA) $18.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $25.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $18.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.3% (USA) $23.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2017 Barrel Fermented Estate, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.9% (USA) $29.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2019 Solera Estate Red Blend, American 13.6% (USA) $54.00.
87 White Horse Winery Charger Semi Dry Blend, American 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2018 Vintner’s White , American 11.8% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2019 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Traminette, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $18.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2018 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $25.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2017 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, American 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
BR White Horse Winery NV Painted White, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR White Horse Winery NV Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
92 White Horse Winery 2017 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $42.00.

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.