Mixed Case 6 Bottle 4 | LoHud Wine of the Week: Chateauneuf du Pape Clos St. Jean 2008

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LoHud Wine of the Week
TJN 0605 mixed case introChateauneuf du Pape Clos St. Jean 2008: Sweet and inviting nose with black cherry kirsch, cranberries, black olive. Fleshy and full-bodied on the palate with excellent clarity and spice. Region: Rhone Valley, France. Price: $44.99. Goes with: Roasted Duck, pork tenderloin. Why we chose it: A heady and hedonistic “special occasion” red that can be enjoyed both now and later. Take it to a dinner party and watch it disappear!

This is Bottle No. 4 in our sixth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.

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 Brian Mullaney of Zachys in Scarsdale..

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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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