James Barlow’s ‘Steals of the Month’ for August 2013

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am extremely excited to show you all these wines this month!  The excruciatingly hot heat leads the palate into a much softer and fresher necessity for wine.  These three wines are bona fide hits and guaranteed winners at any event as this summer season begins to come to a graceful end.  Don’t miss out on my next class at Crescent Moon Wine Bar entitled ‘Riesling: The Misunderstood Noble Grape’.  RSVP to 281-364-9463. Only 10 spots available.

Castillo Perelada ‘Finca 3’ Red Blend 2011
Emporda, Spain
Cash Price $9.99

This unique Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet blend has the brilliant terrior of the Pyrenees Mountains but with the magnificent feel of Spain.  Flavors of black cherry and currant sink into nuances of oak with smidgeons of garrigue and spice. What a Steal!

Branciforti Bianco 2011
Sicily, Italy
Cash Price $8.99
This zingy little white is a blend of two obscure grapes, Inzolia and Grecanico.  Floral white flowers of lilacs and jasmine dance delightfully from the nose to the palate and lead into refreshingly clean notes of lime citrus and freshly sliced tangerines.  Great Summer White!

Chateau Peyna Rose 2012
Vin De Pays, France
Cash Price $8.59

This wine is a crazy good Rose at a marginal price.  Peyna is a predominantly Grenache based wine with huge fruits of raspberry and red cherry that sink into voluptuous acids and bits of melon and citrus.  Wowsa!

Thank You,

James C. Barlow
Certified Sommelier
Certified Specialist of Wine

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