Juan Gil Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell 2011: Dramatic and dark-fruited, with robustness, herbaceousness, and savory tannins integrated within a sweet, ripe framework. Full-bodied and satisfyingly long. Region: Jumilla, Spain. Price: $7.19. Goes with: Steaks, burgers, pizza. Why I chose it: Here is proof that solidly-made, compelling-to-drink, organically-farmed wine can be had for well under $10.
This is Bottle No. 10 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.