2018 ASWA CATEGORY WINNER Chambourcin

Port of Leonardtown Winery Chambourcin Reserve 2014, Maryland

This chambourcin is made of fruit from the 12-vineyard Port of Leonardtown Winery co-op in southern Maryland. Winemaker Lauren Zimmerman highlights the herbal and spice notes of the grape, achieved by aging in French and American oak for 18 months. 15% cabernet franc lends a peppery, cassis touch. Suggested retail: $27.99