Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I will be heading to Bordeaux in early April and not return till mid month, so I most likely will not post a ‘Thirteen Picks’ of April. I’m sure I’ll have a comprehensive list of Bordeaux wines and ratings though!  That said, I have been tasting quite a bit lately and here are several Steals for daily consumption.  Enjoy!

Panarroz Mourvedre 2015

Jumilla, Spain

Cash Price $9.99

Panarroz is one of those wines that you wish you had stumbled upon years ago because its dirt cheap and so dang good!  This 80% Mourvedre/10% Syrah/10% Garnacha blend is taylor made for BBQ.  Fruit forward and un-oaked, this flashy wine is packed full of flavor from start to finish.  Black cherry, plum, black pepper, and tar bounce through hints of blueberry and cassis.  James Score: 90 Points

Radley and Finch Shiraz 2015

Western Cape, South Africa

Cash Price $9.99

South Africa is producing dynamite wines that are often overlooked, so one can get some excellent value here.  Jammy fruits of blackberry and plum show through notes of briar, leather and subtle spice with just a kiss of oak.  Rodeo wine! James Score: 88 Points

Reserve Saint-Marc Chardonnay 2016

Languedoc, France

Cash Price $6.59

Fun, Fresh, Fruity and un-oaked….This is perfect porch pounding Chardonnay.  Flavors of fresh green apples and pear touch through easy acids.  Hints of nuts and cream touch the finish.  Great party or every day drinker to indulge without worrying about the price.  James Score: 87 Points

Thank you,

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS





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