Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - December 28, 2020
Published Monday, December 28, 2020 11:47AM EST Last Updated Monday, January 4, 2021 11:47AM EST
Montecillo Gran Reserva 2010, Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Darting Dürkheimer Nonnengarten Gewürztraminer Kabinett 2018, Zull Grüner Veltliner 2018, Wayne Gretzky Estates Whisky Oak Aged Red 2018
Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
A full-bodied Rioja red, vibrant with dried red fruits, dark black fruit, cedar spice and a hint of smoke on the palate. An elegant Rioja red with well-integrated oak spice and silky tannins.
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Sonoma County, California, United States
From Sonoma County, a full-bodied, rich and layered Cabernet Sauvignon produced with certified-sustainable wine grapes. Rich dark plum, black currant, minty and vanilla flavours on the palate.
Delightful Duck Wine
Pfalz Prädikatswein, Germany
Produced by Kurt Darting, a single-vineyard Gewürztraminer form the Pfalz wine region - a classic with lychee, grapefruit, rose petals and spicy flavours on the palate. Pour with smoked fish on baguette.
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Weinviertel D.A.C., Austria
A subtle Grüner Veltliner with honey, vanilla and soft citrus aromas on the nose, elegant with tropical fruit, peach and soft orange zest and a clean mineral finish.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Splendid Salad Wine
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
The 2018 Red is aged in whisky barrels, imparting a seductive smokey character. Pair this full-bodied red with seared meats in rich red wine reductions; roasted leg of lamb; mushroom stews and of course Hockey Night in Canada.
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