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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.