LoHud Wine of the Week
Cellier des Dauphins 2011 Côtes du Rhone: A 50-50 blend of grenache and syrah, this wine is bright and vivid with Jolly Rancher blackberries with a cocoa finish. Region: Tulette, France. Price: $13. Goes with: Chicken and fennel stew with green olives and caramelized lemons or a braised brisket and onions dinner. Or just plain old French onion soup. Why I chose it: We all need a break from the ever-increasing price of wine, and this is a winner.
This is Bottle No. 9 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..