Mixed Case 6 Bottle 10 | LoHud Wine of the Week: Vina Herminia Rioja Graciano Vendimia Seleccionada 2009

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LoHud Wine of the Week
TJN 0605 mixed case introVina Herminia Rioja Graciano Vendimia Seleccionada 2009: Cherry, iodine and smoke on the nose with a fully loaded and dense palate of black fruit, savory black olive and rich chewy tannins. Region: Rioja, Spain. Price: $18.95. Goes with: Steak, sausage and peppers. Why we chose it: This is not for the faint of heart; pair it with meats coming straight off the grill.

This is Bottle No. 10 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 the food editor of The Journal News and LoHud.com, for which she's 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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