Full Review

Salem Oak Vineyards

Salem Oak Vineyards
NV Christopher Andrew, Chambourcin, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Salem Oak Vineyards
NV Christopher Andrew, Chambourcin, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: smoked plums and cranberry sauce
Taste Flavor: tomato leaf, graphite, and crushed blackberries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Tartare, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated and well-structured Chambourcin that will fit right in at the table; smoky and Pinotage-like.

The Producer

Salem Oak Vineyards

The Producer
62 N Railroad Ave
Pedricktown, NJ 08067
USA
1 856-889-2121

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.