Wycombe Vineyards‘ Chambourcin isn’t for everyone, as I learned when I served it at dinner over the weekend. But, if you like a spicier red with a peppery undertone, definitely give it a try — it’s a true Chambourcin.
I picked this bottle up a few years ago during a weekend that was spent visiting vineyards along the Bucks County Wine Trail. It might have stayed on the shelf a bit too long, because it had a bit of a “corky” taste. Overall, it was the way I remembered it: peppery with a bite.
It balances very well with a sweet sauce, or a dish that’s not too bitter. I paired it with eggplant parmesan, topped with a very sweet homemade tomato sauce.