Wines of the Week for January 4, 2018

Three wines to be released on Saturday, January 6th, 2018.

Alvear Cream Sherry (Montilla-Moriles)
$16.95 (Vintages #515791)
Deep amber in colour; sweet, nutty nose of dried figs; full-bodied, off-dry, rich and spicy fig and nut flavours; great intensity here with a long satisfying finish. Great value (91)
Food match: fruit cake; blue cheese

Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016 (Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages #38117)
The St. Urban Vineyard was planted in 1979 with vines propagated from a clone grown in Germany’s Mosel Region. Pale straw in colour with a nose of grapefruit and honey; light to medium-bodied, off-dry, honeyed grapefruit flavour with great balance between sweetness and citrus acidity. (89)
Food match: Asian dishes; Münster cheese

d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014 (McLaren Vale, Australia)
$17.00 (Vintages #984021)
Dense purple black in colour with a cedary, spicy, blackberry bouquet enhanced with vanilla oak notes; full-bodied, dry, savoury, juicy black fruit flavours with a firm tannic structure.
Food match: beef stew; pepper steak

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