Domaine la Soumade Rasteau 2011: Drop-dead delicious with black fruit and spicy notes and silky smooth tannins. Region: Rasteau, Rhone Valley, France. Price: $30. Goes with: Coq au vin. Why I chose it: Rasteau, in the Southern Rhone valley, is a relatively unknown appellation, and it really should get more recognition.
Recommended by: Vine & Co. in Bedford Hills. This is Bottle No. 5 of our 12th Mixed Case series.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Grape Expectations in Tarrytown.
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 Jen Lucia of Vine & Co. in Bedford Hills.