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. SILVER MEDAL (90 POINTS) at the 2017 New World International Wine Competition.[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.

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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

2015 Vintage

SILVER MEDAL – 90 POINTS at the 2017 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

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