Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2010: lohud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 10 Bottle 7

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TJN 0827 mixed caseMontes Alpha Pinot Noir 2010: Dark cherry, plum, and notes of strawberry jam form a nose that jumps right out of the glass. Smooth in texture, with pleasant a pleasant gripping finish. Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile. Price: $19.99. Goes with: Grilled beef, chicken, and hearty fish dishes. Why we chose it: This medium-bodied red has enough body and weight to complement barbecue fare and grilled meats. It’s a great summertime red because it isn’t too heavy or tannic.

This is Bottle No. 7 in our 10th series.

More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.

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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