Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for Feb. 27, 2017
Published Monday, February 27, 2017 5:25PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 27, 2017 5:26PM EST
Central Valley, Chile
Attractive mocha and fleshy dark berries on the nose and palate of this signature red wine grape, Carmenere, for Chile. Round, ripe, mouth-filling and full-bodied.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
Juicy and lip-smacking delicious without being too heavy. Mocha, sweet dark plums and smoke aromas with blackcurrant weave in this full-weighted Australian red wine. Solid, balanced and delicious. Try it with a hearty meat dish.
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Gooseberry and guava with a lick of lemon zest on this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Not herbal or grassy. Lots of mouth-watering acidity.
Napa Valley, California, United States
Loads of toffee, butterscotch and caramel on the nose and palate from generous oak aging. A lovely chardonnay with tropical fruit and caramelized toffee notes from the oak aging. Full-bodied and round. They practise sustainable farming.
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada
A lovely, rich and luxurious Niagara Icewine made from the Vidal grape. Notes of apricot and peach jam.