Mixed Case 4 Bottle 6: LoHud Wine of the Week 2007 Zinfandel ‘Dry Creek Valley’, Bella Vineyards

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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..

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LoHud Wine of the Week

Zinfandel ‘Dry Creek Valley’, Bella Vineyards 2007: A perfectly executed wine, from start to finish. Such wonderful spice, depth and richness without a bit of Zin’s usual pruney notes. Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, Calif. Price: $24.99. Goes with: A great cheeseburger, herb and mushroom lasagna, a wintry chicken stew with tomatoes, Marsala wine and plenty of herbs. Why I chose it: It’s winter, it’s cold and the holidays are over. Sometimes, one just needs a rich, warm, delicious glass of wine to keep one’s spirits up!

This is bottle 6 in our series.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk.

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Liz Johnson is the food editor of The Journal News and LoHud.com, for which she's won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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