For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Jeffrey Wooddy, manager of Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry..
2009 Bouchaine Pinot Noir ‘Carneros’: If anyone can showcase the subtle, spice-and-smoke aromas of Carneros Pinot Noir, it is our friend Mike Richmond. Medium-weight, round and satisfying. Region: Napa-Carneros, Calif. Price:$23.99. Goes with: All of the holiday leftovers. Why I chose it: Lots of flavors on the table between Christmas and New Year’s. You need a wine that can handle them all!
This is bottle 3 in our series.
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