Many moons ago, Xavier took a field trip to Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy for a wine tasting. My favorite dry red was the Chambourcin.
In the meantime, we’ve gotten pretty hooked on the various Red Blends that are out there, especially the ones claiming to be “soft”.
Linganore Winecellars has an excellent soft red blend called Retriever Red featuring none other than my favorite Chambourcin mixed with Cab.
I could drink this wine all night (and I did) The Chambourin influence is very noticeable with the whole fruity, vanilla, woody oak, smooth finish thang coming through loud and clear.
Retriever Red is a terrific wine to pair up with pretty much anything or just put a straw in the bottle and call it a night.
No nasty revenge headache and I would be confident to serve this at a party or to send a bottle to my mom as a gift.