Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
The soothing cool weather has finally descended upon us and isn’t it glorious! As we all begin to prepare for the holiday season, I would like to offer my services to you. The wines in the ‘Steals of the Month’ are always of particularly great value and a no brainer for large parties and events. I take extra care to provide you the best value money can buy with these wines. December and My Top Picks of the Year are only a couple of months away as you will all be able to buy the best wines of the thousands that I tasted this year. I am also pleased to announce that I have teamed up with The Black Sheep Bistro owner and Culinary Institute Graduate Joe Macri. Together, we will provide progressive, educational dinners once a month in Old Town Spring starting in January of 2015. The results are going to be AMAZING! Stay tuned for more information in the coming New Year. Happy Halloween!
Chateau Vieux Manoir Red Blend 2010
Cash Price $8.99
Stunning Value from a can’t miss vintage. Red currant, cedar and baking spices are encompassed by soft, plush tannins and acids. WOW!
Felipe Rutini ‘Trumpeter’ Cabernet 2012
Cash Price $9.99
Consistent quality from a consistent producer. Flavors of blackberry and black cherry with approachable tannins. Finish is long with notes of toasted vanilla and hazelnut.
Yalumba ‘Y’ Viognier 2013
South Australia, Australia
Cash Price $9.39
Great Viognier at a remarkable price. Flavors of citrus are rounded out by guava and melon. Hints of honeysuckle and fresh meadow flowers are layered with medium acids.
James C. Barlow
Certified Wine Educator
James, did you have or locate the Angelica Zapata 2009 malbec I asked about. My friend in Minnesota wants 3 boxes.
Unfortunately, it is not available at this time. Catena just changed vendors so they are slightly scarce in the Houston market for the moment. Sorry!