LoHud Wine of the Week
2009 Cuvelier Los Andes: Big and bold blend of malbec, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and petit verdot aged for 12 months in French oak. Dark and red fruits, leather, spice and oak flavors entice the palate. So well balanced none of the flavors overwhelm. Region: Mendoza, Argentina. Price: $21. Goes with: This is a wine that calls for a steak, roast prime rib or perhaps a grilled veal chop, but a rich pasta dish will also work. Why I chose it: Mendoza has gotten so famous for straight malbecs, but there are fantastic finds in blends, too. Made by a French family from Bordeaux, this wine is an incredible value for the quality you find in the bottle.
This is Bottle No. 8 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.