Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: LoHud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 5 Bottle 12

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LoHud Wine of the Week
TJN 0306 mixed case Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: Aromas of wild blackberries, plums, roasted coffee, sugar cookies and clove. The palate sports dried cherries, blackberries and dark chocolate supported by dusty spices. Region: Red Hills, Lake County, Calif. Price: $23.19. Goes with: Lamb burgers, short ribs, spicy lamb stew. Why I chose it: There are few North Coast Cabernets that can come close to the quality and precision of this Lake County single-vineyard example for under $50.

This is bottle 12, our final bottle, 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.

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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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