Gavilan Pinot Noir 2012: LoHud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 8 Bottle 8

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LoHud Wine of the Week

Gavilan Pinot Noir 2012: This wine speaks of sunshine on ripened cherries. Bright and balanced, it comes from a region of California that has an upwelling of limestone, which helps with a long finish. Region: Mount Edna near Monterey, Calif. Price: $20. Goes with: Asian pork loin, seared salmon with black forbidden rice, or just good conversation. Why I chose it: It is a perfectly balanced wine that will remind you of sitting outside at a summer barbecue. A much-needed daydream in the middle of January.

This is Bottle No. 8 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.

Meet our expert Joe Printz of Grape D’Vine in Sparkill, by clicking here..


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..

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Liz Johnson is the food editor of The Journal News and LoHud.com, for which she's won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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