Blumenhof Winery's Chambourcin

2015 Chambourcin

The Wine:

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]

The Grape:

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

Tasting Notes

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

Food Pairing

Cheeses: edam, havarti

Entrees: barbecue, pork, pizza, pasta with red sauce, beef, grilled salmon

Awards

Prior Vintages:

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