Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.95

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes
Taste Flavor: heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, Francophile red that's an excellent charcuterie pairing.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
P.O. Box 440
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-561-0567

Their Portfolio

89 Palmaris 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $40.00.
93 Palmaris 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
92 Palmaris 2017 Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $28.95.
86 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $30.95.
90 Palmaris 2017 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $28.00.
94 Palmaris 2018 Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $23.00.
86 Palmaris 2016 Reserve, Petite Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $30.00.
BR Palmaris 2019 Reserve, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 11.7% (USA) $23.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Palmaris 2018 Reserve Estate, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $22.00.
94 Palmaris 2015 Reserve Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
85 Palmaris 2016 Reserve Estate, Petit Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $30.00.
85 Tomasello 2018 Aromella, Outer Coastal Plain 11.3% (USA) $15.95.
89 Tomasello 2017 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $18.95.
88 Tomasello NV White Moscato with Peach Wine, American 6.8% (USA) $13.95.
92 Tomasello 2017 Estate, Syrah, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $18.95.
90 Tomasello 2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $18.95.
95 Tomasello NV Blackberry Wine, New Jersey 10.5% (USA) $12.95.
BR Tomasello 2021 Reserve Estate Vintage Port, Outer Coastal Plain 18% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Tomasello NV Blueberry Forté, Atlantic County 18% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Tomasello 2020 Reserve Estate, Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $19.00.
89 Tomasello 2020 Reserve Estate, Syrah, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
88 Tomasello 2021 Rkatsiteli, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $18.00.
89 Tomasello 2020 Epilogue Ice Wine, Riesling, Outer Coastal Plain 10.7% (USA) $35.00.

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.