LoHud Wine of the Week, Mixed Case 5, Bottle 1: 2011 Edmunds St John Rocks and Gravel

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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 Michael Koehler of Suburban Wines & Spirits in Yorktown Heights.

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LoHud Wine of the Week

2011 Edmunds St John Rocks and Gravel: A Rhone-style blend of Grenache and Syrah, it exhibits spicy wild cherry and brambly aromas and flavors, with floral highlights and smoked peppercorn accents. Region: Dry Creek, Calif. Price: $26.39.  Goes with: Duck Breast, Roast Pork, Root Vegetable Saute. Why I chose it: Steve Edmunds’ wines are intentionally “anti-Californian,”,in that they focus more on purity and terroir, rather than on post-harvest manipulation. Gorgeous stuff.

This is bottle 1 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
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she 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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