Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec 2012: lohud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 10 Bottle 2

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TJN 0827 mixed caseCrios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec 2012: This displays a deep vibrant color, with notes of fresh ripe strawberries and red cherry on the nose. The palate has surprising amount of weight and ripeness, with notes of ripe strawberries, red cherry and spice flavors, which all linger on your palate in a long finish. Region: Mendoza, Argentina. Price: $11.99. Goes with: Barbecue chicken, grilled hanger steak, fresh chopped salads, cheeses, and Asian cuisine. Why we chose it: A great rosé alternative for any red wine drinker. This has weight, substance and lots of flavor in a very masculine frame. Definitely not your typical rosé.

This is Bottle No. 2 in our 10th series.

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TJN 0827 mixed caseMeet our experts: Tracy Maxon and J.J. Berlingo of Varmax Liquor Pantry, by clicking here.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Bedford Wine Merchants..
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 Tracy Maxon and J.J. Berlingo of Varmax Liquor Pantry..

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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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