LoHud Wine of the WeekLocations F-1 (Dave Phinney/Orin Swift): This wine is a dead-ringer for California cabernet. Massive black fruits stewed in a volcano of molted Valrhona chocolate. You would be shocked to find out it’s a blend of cabernet, merlot, syrah and grenache from the Catalan region of France on the Spanish border. This is where grenache reigns supreme. Price: $20. Goes with: Lamb stew with oil-cured black olives, wild mushrooms and tomatoes with rosemary and thyme. Why I chose it: It’s time to start hunkering down by the fireplace and there is no better reward for 12 weeks of cold, snowy weather than a good meal and a bottle of wine.
This is Bottle No. 6 in our eighth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Vino 100 in White Plains..
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 Joe Printz of Grape D’Vine in Sparkill..