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

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.
Plagido’s Winery 2017  Chambourcin
89 points
$24.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, chocolate berry bar, and hint of tomato leaves and ink with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of mulberry, rhubarb, and pomegranate with moderate oak flavor. A chewy, earthy Chambourcin that will work well at the table.
89 points $24.99
Augusta Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate peanut toffee, dried and baked berries, mocha, and Thai cucumber salad with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of grilled and marinated beets and carrots and pepper with well-integrated, chewy, fine tannins. A rock solid, savory red perfect for everyday meals.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
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.
White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Chambourcin
86 points
$18
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.
DiMatteo Vineyards NV  Chambourcin
82 points
$19
Violet color. Grainy aromas and flavors of cheerios in cream and toasted sourdough with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing notes of amaranth and grape jelly with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive Chambourcin for creative pairings.