Gelso L’Emozione Aglianico 2007: lohud Wine of the Week | Mixed Case 11 Bottle 11

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TJN 1126 mixed caseGelso L’Emozione Aglianico 2007: Complex, notes of blackberry and currants with hints of tobacco, toasted cinnamon and vanilla with light smokiness. Region: Aglianico del Vulture, Italy. Price: $25.49. Goes with: Make that sausage pizza something special with the pull of a cork. Why I chose it: So much of what we drink is young, so this 2007 Aglianico blew me away.

This is Bottle No. 11 in our 11th series.

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Meet our expert: John Sarofeen of Grape Expectations in Tarrytown, by clicking here.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:

Mixed Case from Varmax Liquor Pantry in Port Chester.
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 John Sarofeen of Grape Expectations in Tarrytown.

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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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