JAMES BARLOW’S ‘TWELVE UNDER $12’ FOR NOVEMBER 2018

THE TWELVE UNDER TWELVE FOR NOVEMBER 2018       

Spinsanti Reserva Malbec 2014

Cash Price $9.99

Malbec is perfect for cooler weather. Flavors of plum and blackberry seep into the palate with medium intensity. The finish is smooth with easy hints of dark chocolate.  Pair this beauty with a slab of meat and sautéed veggies.

Indomita Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2016

Cash Price $11.99

Chile is offering some of the best value Pinot Noir anywhere. Dark cherry and blueberry flow into a soft intensity.  Delightfully oaky notes of cedar and clove show on finish.  Pair with a pork roast and sausage with dried fruits.

Leopard’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cash Price $10.99

South African Cabernet is hot! This wine offers black currant and cassis with medium intensity.  A fleshy and fruity finish offers touches of spice.  A beef stir fry with Udon noodles would pair magically.

Lafite Aussieres Red Blend 2016

Cash Price $9.99

Put this gem in your basket! This Cabernet/Syrah blend offers flavors of red cherries, raspberry and a medley of spice. Smooth and integrated, pair this with your home-made Chili recipe!

Felix Solis Vina Albali Gran Seleccion 2015

Cash Price $9.99

This 100% Tempranillo shows medium intensity of red berries and fruit jam with hints of leather and tobacco. The finish is packed full of spice and hints of cedar.  Pair this with beef fajita burritos.

Yalumba ‘Y’ Riesling 2017

Cash Price $9.99

This Riesling is bursting with energy. Flavors of citrus lemon and wild white flowers are ensconced in a medium intensity.  Hints of petrol, wet rocks and pineapple pop in the finish.  Pair with a snapper, lime, and jalapeno jam dish.

Liberation de Paris Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cash Price $9.99

 

Liberation is extremely balanced. Flavors of black raspberry and currant flow into medium intensity. The finish a fruit forward with hints of leather, tobacco and vanilla.  Pair with a beef tenderloin and blackberry dressing.

Le Versant Rose 2017

Cash Price $8.99

This 100% Grenache is dry and bursting with supple red fruits.  Red Cherries, raspberries, and red roses flow into a light intensity.  Fresh and inviting, pair grilled chicken and asparagus.

Reserve St. Marc Chardonnay 2017

Cash Price $6.59

This is a sure-fire party Chardonnay with flavors of fresh green apples and pear that touch through easy acids.  Hints of nuts and cream tickle the finish.  Fun, Fresh, Fruity and un-oaked…. Yum!

Perimeter Red blend 2015

Cash Price $9.99

Perimeter is a friendly red with notes of baked red berries and cherry that play into medium intensity. Touches of nuts and vanilla flow into a nice, dry finish.  Pair with a bacon cheese burger.

Roblar Merlot 2016

Cash Price $9.99

This is not your parents’ Merlot. Roblar is fresh and inviting with flavors of red cherry and plum that sinks into a silky smooth complexity.  Pair with a Friday night, a blanket and a holiday movie.

Nica Pinot Grigio 2015

Cash Price $8.99

Nica is apologetically fresh and easy. Flavors of white peach and lemon citrus follow light intensity.  Whiffs of jasmine and pear ease into the finish. Light and fun, pair with a glass and corkscrew.

Thank you,

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

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2 Responses to JAMES BARLOW’S ‘TWELVE UNDER $12’ FOR NOVEMBER 2018

  1. Helene Singh says:

    Hi James, Great picks for holiday entertaining! I noticed some basic Roblar wines at the Specs in Plano for under $15. Do you think they bottle for mass distribution? The $12 cab is quite different than the $40 one that we get for $28 from their wine club. We visited Roblar two years back and loved every wine we tasted. So we joined their wine club “just for two shipments “. Well, we keep ordering because their selections are wonderful. What’s your take on this? Do vineyards often have several different qualities and price points? Thanks, Leena Singh

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