Aspiring wine connoisseurs should start by trying a new wine each week, but even selecting a new bottle can be a challenging endeavour. That’s where Natalie MacLean comes in. Editor of the largest Ontario website dedicated to wine, NatalieMacLean.com, she’s also an accredited sommelier, a member of the National Capital Sommelier Guild, and the author of Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines. Natalie joins View the Vibe every week for “Wine Wednesdays,” her weekly selection of a new wine for all of us to try, along with her pointers for how to enjoy it like a pro.
This week’s pick: Sottano Reserva De Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
About: Supremely balanced and complex with rich, concentrated aromas and flavours of blackberry, cassis, cedar and smoke. Full-bodied and supple with a long, satisfying finish. Perfect for osso buco or end of summer barbecues.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
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