LoHud Wine of the Week
2011 Prospero Finger Lakes Riesling: Despite the reputation for upstate New York White Wines being sweet, this riesling is done in a dry style similar to Alsatian rieslings. Yet it still retains its crisp punch of lemon zest, apple and mineral flavors. Region: Finger Lakes, N.Y. Price: $15. Goes with: Asian foods, spicy dishes or any richly sauced dishes that can be countered with this wines bright acidity. Why I chose it: A lot of people shy away from both New York and riesling wines for their sweet tendencies. Yet when you try something bright and fresh, like this wine, it can open your eyes..and palate..to a whole new dimension in wine styles.
This is Bottle No. 10 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.