Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for Oct. 3, 2016
Red Mountain 2012, Echeverria Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Château Dereszla Tokaji Muscat 2015, Coffin Ridge Bone Dry Riesling 2015, Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011
Washington, United States
A savoury Washington red wine with a full-bodied weight and a firm grip. This robust wine is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 16% Syrah, 4% Malbec, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 11 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Finishes with vanilla spice and cedar brush. Pair with a grilled steak.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Central Valley, Chile
This is a full-bodied Chilean red wine offers attractive aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. The Limited Edition is a red wine blend of about 85% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with the remainder being Carmenere and Syrah grapes sourced from select vineyards. Pair with red meats.
Clementine and orange blossom on the nose and palate of this pretty, floral Hungarian white wine. Some elderflower on the mid-palate. Perfect for dishes with some sweetness like glazed ham and chutney.
Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Lively acidic attack on the palate with lime and green apple aromas and flavours. Enough to wake the dead. Pair with roast turkey.
Douro Valley D.O.C., Portugal
Terrific value for this Portuguese fortified dessert wine from the Douro Valley. Aromas of blackcurrant jam and blackberry pie wrapped in smoke. Pair with holiday fruitcake, chocolate cheesecake or chocolate chip cookies.