Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - November 16, 2020
Published Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24AM EST
Wildass Red 2018, Falernia Gran Reserva Syrah 2016, Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2018, Fess Parker Chardonnay 2018, Graham Beck Sparkling
Wildass Red 2018
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Wildass Red can be a combination of several grapes including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Tannat, but the benchmark of the blend is a consistently fruit-forward, bright and savoury red wine with ripe tannins and a vibrant finish. Look for bright red cherry, plum, raspberry, savoury herb and soft spicy flavours on this vintage.
Plush Pork Wine
Falernia Gran Reserva Syrah 2016
Elquí Valley, Chile
From Chile's northernmost wine estate, a full-bodied, smooth and spicy Syrah produced from hand-harvested grapes from the Titon and Huanta vineyards. Savoury on the palate with dark berry, olive, chocolate, toasty oak spice and supple tannins.
Luscious Lamb Wine
Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2018
Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany
An excellent-value Riesling from the Loosen Bros., Dr. L is a Mosel Qualitätswein off-dry with ripe pear, melon, vanilla, light lemon zest flavours and mineral notes vibrant and mouth-filling. Pour with a pasta Primavera.
Terrific Turkey Wine
Fess Parker Chardonnay 2018
Santa Barbara County, California, United States
This luscious, full-bodied 2018 Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County offers appealing aromas of ripe peach, pear, apricot and lemon zest. Pair with roast chicken.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Sensational Shellfish Wine
Graham Beck Sparkling
Western Cape W.O., South Africa
Love this non-vintage, vibrant bubble blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Graham Beck is known for superb technique and finesse when it comes to sparkling wines. Dry, crisp, balanced with mouth-watering acidity, look for creamy, toasty brioche, fresh green apple, soft orange and lime zest flavours on a lingering fine mousse. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair with turkey dinner.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine