Produced primarily from 30-year-old vines, this wine recalls rustic reds from the southern Rhone Valley of France. Aged in American oak barrels. [no residual sugar]
Chambourcin: (shahm-bor-SAN) produces a medium-bodied dry wine with a fruity aroma and cherry and earthy/spicy complexities. Chambourcin goes well with barbecue, pork and pasta dishes. Blumenhof grows 2 acres of Chambourcin.
Our vines were first planted in 1980, with a second block planted in 1984, making these vines some of the oldest Chambourcin in the state. Chambourcin has a tendency to produce too much fruit, which can lead to some wines made from this grape to taste thin. Here at Blumenhof we limit the crop to roughly 3 tons/acre to concentrate varietal character, and promote ripe, jammy flavors.
1-11 bottles: $19.76 per bottle
MARCH MANIA: $9.88 per bottle in 12 bottle purchases
Comparable to a California Pinot Noir, our Chambourcin is a light-bodied dry red wine.
Flavors: cherry, plum, and other dark fruits.
Aromas: earth, vanilla, spice and charred cocoa
Cheeses: edam, havarti
Entrees: barbecue, pork, pizza, pasta with red sauce, beef, grilled salmon
GOLD MEDAL – 2016 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
SILVER MEDAL – 2016 New World International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL – 2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
BEST OF CLASS – GOLD MEDAL – 2010 Los Angeles International Wine Competition