Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - January 11, 2021
Published Monday, January 11, 2021 12:27PM EST
Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet 2015, Trius Brut Rosé Sparkling, Thalia Syrah Kotsifali 2018, Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2017, Relax Pinot Noir 2019
California, United States
Lots of sweet berries and chocolate on the nose and palate of this toasty Californian red wine. Pair with Mexican mole.
Sweetness: Medium Dry
Remarkable Roast Chicken Wine
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Trius Brut is light strawberries, soft citrus and spice on the palate with bready, pastry flavours. The brut received a generous wine dosage giving it more body and structure. Very robust icewine dosage doesn't make this sweet in the least just more full-bodied. Strawberry pinot noir influence. Enjoy it chilled anytime.
Calm Curry Wine
An amazing value for this price! A smooth, full-bodied red wine blend. Pair with grilled meats.
Charming Grilled Chicken Wine
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
A consistently great Merlot from Columbia Crest's H3. The difference between daytime and night time temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific and they can be even more rich and intense than their Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. H3 is a good example of a big, bold, juicy and full-bodied Merlot from this area. Smoky with dark plum, mulberry, savoury spice and mocha-vanilla flavours on the palate and dangerously smooth. So is the price.
Delightful Duck Wine
A lovely, smooth, juicy German Pinot Noir. Aromas of cherry and cranberry. Perfect for roast turkey or chicken.
Terrific Turkey Wine