LoHud Wine of the Week
Mountain Door Malbec 2011: Ripe and polished, with a plush core of plum, blackberry, raspberry, morello cherry, violets and mocha, this is the new-world wine lover’s dream. Region: Mendoza, Argentina. Price: $9.59. Goes with: ribeye, meatloaf, empanadas. Why I chose it: I’m proud to see a cooperative of Malbec growers in Mendoza creating a wine of dimension, that tastes like the expensive stuff, and keeping it under ten dollars.
This is Bottle No. 8 in our fifth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
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.
Meet our expert here:
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.