About Chambourcin Red Wine

About Chambourcin Red Wine
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 New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York; there are also examples made in Australia, where it sometimes is blended with Shiraz.

Top Picks for Chambourcin

Working Dog Winery 2019 Estate Chambourcin
90 points
$24
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of grilled blackberry, mocha latte, cinnamon swirl brioche, and creme brulee with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish that shows notes of berry chutney with moderate oak flavor. A bright, oaky, juicy Chambourcin with a smoky edge.
Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
90 points
$8
Best Buy
Dusty violet color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate ganache, ripe blackberries, spiced cocoa powder, and hints of mint with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with notes of candied violet petals with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A highly pleasing, chocolatey Chambourcin with wide appeal.
90 points $8 Best Buy
Bellview Winery 2018 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
90 points
$18
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of plump red grapes, blackberry jam, roasted beets, and circus peanuts with a satiny, prickly, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, buoyant finish conveying overtones of tea, cherries, and prunes with no oak flavor. A bold Gamay-like Chambourcin wine with the essence of freshly picked fruit.
Awards: 2020 Best New Jersey Hybrid Red
Tomasello 2017 Estate Chambourcin
90 points
$18.95
Dusty violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, buoyant finish. An earthy, Francophile red that’s an excellent charcuterie pairing.
90 points $18.95
White Horse Winery 2018  Chambourcin
89 points
$18
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate roasted nuts, fancy berry bubblegum, marinated tomatoes, and orange blossoms with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of choke cherry and cassis, tomato compote, jicama, and ground nuts with crunchy, dusty, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A nice dry, savory, chewy Chambourcin that will be a fine table companion.
White Horse Winery 2018 Estate Chambourcin
88 points
$19
Medium violet color. Aromas and flavors of black raspberry, leather, and herbs de provence with a supple, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish conveying impressions of black plum, grilled meat, black cherry, and cedar with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A red that is bright and light-on-its-feet with dark fruit and savory notes; a great food wine.
Salem Oak Vineyards NV Christopher Andrew Chambourcin
88 points
$20
Garnet black color. Fruity, earthy aromas of smoked plums and cranberry sauce with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length tomato leaf, graphite, and crushed blackberries finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A concentrated and well-structured Chambourcin that will fit right in at the table; smoky and Pinotage-like.
Sharrott Winery 2019  Chambourcin
86 points
$25
Indigo color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry tart, caramel-drizzled nuts, tobacco, and chocolate with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruity, juicy red that will pair well with cold-weather stews and bakes.