Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - October 25, 2021
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
A terrific value for this full-bodied, smooth Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.
Heavenly Hamburger Wine
Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
From Domaine Drouhin, Cloudline 2019 Pinot Noir is elegant and precise with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, smoky herb flavours, smooth, silky and vibrant on the palate. Finishes long with a ripe red berry fruity finish. Pour with roast duck.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Terrific Turkey Wine
North Coast, California, United States
Zesty, clean, crisp Californian Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of melon, guava, lemon and passionfruit. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Pair with seafood.
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
From West Kelowna, British Columbia, Quails' Gate 2018 Riesling is dry, fruity and zesty with apple, fine herb, lemony and mild petrol aromas on the nose, clean and vibrant on the palate with a spring rain mineral finish. The Stewart family at Quails' Gate have been making wine since 1989 from vines planted in 1961. Chill and enjoy with sautéed sea scallops or Spring greens salads topped with freshly steamed shrimp. Ready to drink now.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Sensational Shellfish Wine
Prädikatswein, Burgenland, Austria
A lovely dessert wine that's complex and endless on the finish. Aromas of apricot and peach preserves with that distinctive note that botrytis adds. Gorgeous rich golden hue in the glass. Finishes with notes of marmalade and honey blossom. Pair with fruit flans and cobblers.
Sweetness: Medium Sweet
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