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Augusta Winery

Augusta Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Chambourcin, Augusta, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.99
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Augusta Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Chambourcin, Augusta, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .5%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate peanut toffee, dried and baked berries, mocha, and Thai cucumber salad
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of grilled and marinated beets and carrots and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Shish-Kabob, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid, savory red perfect for everyday meals.

The Producer

Augusta Winery

The Producer
5601 High St
Augusta, MO 63332
USA
1 636-228-4301

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.