Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - Aug. 16, 2021
Published Monday, August 16, 2021 3:34PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 7, 2021 3:47PM EDT
Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Benziger Family Winery Pinot Noir 2018, Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2019, Château des Charmes Old Vines Riesling 2015, Quails' Gate Estate Winery Fortified Vintage Foch 2014
OTTAWA -- > Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
A pleasant, full-bodied Washington Cabernet, with aromas of dark fruit and lots of toasty oak. This winery was founded in 1980. Pair with a rare steak.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Heavenly Hamburger Wine
Monterey County, California, United States
Lovely, fleshy ripe cherries and red field berries on the nose and palate of this terrific Californian Pinot Noir. Smooth and supple and medium-bodied. Pair with roast turkey or chicken.
Terrific Turkey Wine
Wachau Qualitätswein, Austria
Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel 2019 Grüner Veltliner is a classic Gruner from Austria with zesty lime zest, lemongrass, ripe pears, grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours matched with mouth-watering acidity. Full-bodied and flavourable with fresh acidity for food. Pour with a stuffed pork tenderloin. Drink or hold.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Cool Creamy Cheese Wine
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
From Château des Charmes in Niagara-On-The-Lake wine region, the 2015 Old Vines Riesling is made from grapes sourced in the winery's estate vineyards. The Riesling is showing some maturity with mineral and petrol notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine is dry with layers of ripe stone fruit, apple, lime and lemon zest flavours matched by a bracing acidity. Château des Charmes planted their first Riesling vines in 1978. Pair with rich seafood dishes.
Charming Grilled Chicken Wine
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada
A terrific, blackberry liqueur flavoured fortified wine from BC made with Marechal Foch grapes. Perfect as dessert on it's own or with chocolate cake.
Divine Dessert Wine