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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

VINTAGES

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UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

THE GOATFATHER 2014

WO Coastal Region

(Fairview)

TASTING NOTE: A dense, concise blend of Italian

grape varieties that make for an appealing, lightly

smoky and leathery whole. Tannins are still firm but

ripe while the palate offers an abundance of black

and red fruit character. Great intensity and excellent

length. Superior value. Score:

88

(Sara d’Amato,

winealign.com

, Jan. 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

011072

(D)

750 mL

$14.95

1

AUSTRIA

–WHITEWINE

DOMANE WACHAU TERRASSEN

FEDERSPIEL GRÜNER VELTLINER 2015

DACWachau

TASTING NOTE: Grassy green hints play with faint

tropical notes of passion fruit. The palate is taut and

fresh and provides that wonderfully phenolic back-

drop that makes Grüner such a success at the table.

There is concentration and ample stores of fruit

underneath that cool exterior, waiting to be plunged

into. Score:

91

(Anne Krebiehl, MW,

Wine Enthusiast

,

July 2016)

Light & Crisp

031534

(XD)

750 mL

$19.95

2

DÜRNBERG L & T FALKENSTEIN

GRÜNER VELTLINER 2015

Niederösterreich

TASTING NOTE: There is something delicate and

almost floral about this slender, fresh Grüner. Tinged

with pear drop, the light, easy-drinking palate is

as soft as it is fresh but also reveals some peppery

verve. Drink soon. Best Buy. Score:

88

(Anne

Krebiehl, MW,

Wine Enthusiast

, July 1, 2016)

Aromatic & Flavourful

464537

(XD)

750 mL

$15.95

1

SOUTH AFRICA

– REDWINE

CATHEDRAL CELLAR SHIRAZ 2014

WOWestern Cape

(KWV)

TASTING NOTE: This has a lifted, complex nose of

smoked meat, campfire, fresh herbs (bay leaf) spice

and wet earth. Some dried currant and pomegranate

fruit as well. It’s medium-full bodied, fairly dense and

high in acid, with some tarry character. Some sourness

and bitterness on the finish. Tasted November 2016.

Score:

88

(David Lawrason,

winealign.com

,

Nov. 2016)

Full-bodied & Smooth

561142

(XD)

750 mL

$16.95

2

DEMORGENZON DMZ SYRAH 2014

WO Stellenbosch

This winery pipes Baroque music through their

vineyards 24-7 and believes that the power of music

positively influences the ripening process. Whether

that sounds odd or it’s music to your ears, we

encourage you to taste for yourself to see if they’re

on to something. This Syrah promises dark berry

fruit, floral notes and savoury spices. At this price,

it’s serious wine for a song.

Full-bodied & Smooth

404202

(D)

750 mL

$16.95

2

THE MENTORS

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

WO Stellenbosch

(KWV)

TASTING NOTE: Matured for 18 months in French

oak, this wine shows an impressive combination

of structure and approachability. Juicy dark fruit and

cassis notes lead the way, backed by solid tannins.

Silver Medal winner at the 2016 International Wine

& Spirits Competition. (Vintages panel, Jan. 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

514513

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2