Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for Feb. 27, 2017
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.