Cellier des Dauphins 2011 Côtes du Rhone: LoHud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 8 Bottle 9


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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.

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..


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she 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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