LoHud Wine of the Week
2011 Vinicola Palama ‘Arcangelo’ Primitivo: Full-bodied and lush, with jammy plum, blackberry, leather and spice flavors and a long finish. Region: Puglia, Italy. Price: $16. Goes with: Turkey, steaks, stews. Why I chose it: Many people don’t realize that primitivo is a close relative to the American zinfandel grape. It produces a bold wine that is lighter and less alcoholic than its domestic relative, so it’s a great choice for dishes that may not stand up to the huge American version.
This is Bottle No. 11 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.