LoHud Wine of the Week
2010 Domaine Lalande ‘Les Hauts de Lalande’: This medium-bodied blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and petit verdot is complex and elegant with blackberry and cherry fruit. Aged for 6 months in oak for added complexity and richness. Region Languedoc, France. Price: $16. Goes with: All types of cuisine from grilled meats to chicken and even rich vegetarian dishes. Why I chose it: This is a great transition wine. Not too heavy nor too light, it works well with both summer fare and heartier foods.
This is Bottle No. 3 in our seventh series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Zachys in Scarsdale..
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.
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 Stu Levine of Vino 100 in White Plains.