Saturday, June 26, 2010

Viking Vineyards Chambourcin (NV)

i opened this bottle that was purchased at this northern ohio vineyard this year for about $15. chambourcin is a grape that does very well in colder climates and some ohio wineries use it solo as well as a blending grape. the nose was plum, blueberry, some nice earth notes and i also got some floral (violet) aromas. the palate had lots of fruit with black cherry, some strawberry and an interesting spicy clove note in the finish. easy drinking red that went well with cheese and crackers and the next night by itself. the vineyard is well worth the visit near kent state. very nice setting and lots of nice wines to taste.

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