Chambourcin is a purple-skinned, French American hybrid grape that is resistant to rot and fungal disease. The grape was first made commercially available in the early 1960s and it requires a long growing season to make a good red wine. In the glass it is violet in appearance and will typically have aromas of dark cherry and light oak. A good Chambourcin tends to have an earthy, red fruit fruit flavor and smooth, soft tannins.
The three best bottles of Chambourcin/Chambourcin Blends that we tasted were: