Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 2008: A perfect blend of a big and robust wine, showing lots of plums and blackberries, while still being soft and approachable. Region: Rhone Valley, France. Price: $54.99. Goes with: Rack of lamb, short ribs. Why we chose it: A big, soft Chateanuef is the perfect choice for a lamb Easter dinner.
This is Bottle No. 7 in our ninth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
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Mixed Case from Grape D’Vine in Sparkill..
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 Scott and Arthur Wunderlich of Bedford Wine Merchants.