The 12 under $12 for March 2019

Perelada Brut Rose N/V

Cash Price $9.99

People are figuring out the Rose season is year-round here in Texas. This Grenache based Dry Rose offers citrus peel with hints of cherry lollipops and rose petals. Pair with today, early and often.

 Ca’Momi Bianco

Cash Price $8.99

This refreshing white blend is a perfect picnic accompaniment. Flavors of pears and green apples show soft acidity and fresh flowers. Pair with a beautiful day and some chips n dip.

Chateau Trocard Bordeaux Red

Cash Price $11.49

A consistently approachable table wine, Trocard is Merlot based, unoaked and offers good concentration with soft red fruits and hints of crushed rocks. Pair with a hearty beef stew.

D’Aigueville Cotes Du Rhone Villages

Cash Price $11.99

Great daily wines come from the Southern Rhone. This Grenache heavy red offers plum and dark berry with hints of cocoa and spice.  Pair with a rack of ribs and some sweet/spicy BBQ sauce. Yum!

Michel Cazevieille Red Blend

Cash Price $8.99

This winery has long produced my favorite Under $10 Red wine. The wine is 85% Grenache/15% Syrah with notes red raspberry and pomegranate with touches of spice and red flowers. Pair with Chicken Cacciatore.

Liberation de Paris Chardonnay

Cash Price $9.99

A good wine for a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds for this wine’s sales goes straight to a Houston Veterans Hospital. Flavor of apple, melon and honeysuckle offer supple acidity and brightness.  Pair with lemon-buttered shrimp.

Losen Bockstanz Wittlicher Lay Riesling

Cash Price $11.99

One of my favorite go-to Rieslings offers flavors of white peach, apple sauce and just a kiss of honeyed sweetness. Pair with Coq Au Riesling.  Look it up, you’ll be happy you did!

Tiziano Chianti

Cash Price $9.49

Easy weather and Chianti are made for each other. This easy drinker offers flavors of red berries and violets without any oak. Silky smooth. Pair with braised veal shank or in a Chianti Sangria!

Due Leoni Pinot Grigio

Cash Price $8.99

This is a daily Pinot Grigio that is light, fresh, and super clean. Flavors of citrus lemon and lime surf into bright acidity and hints of wild flowers. Pair with a friend and an extra bottle!

Conde de Velazquez Reserva Malbec

Cash Price $11.99

A Chilean Malbec? Whaaat? Yes, this structured Malbec comes from the riverbanks of the Aconcagua River. Flavors of dark berry, leather and spice show with hints of oak.  Pair with a Salisbury Steak.

El Portillo Cabernet Sauvignon

Cash Price $9.99

Good value Cabernet is offered throughout Argentina. Situated in the Uco Valley, this medium-bodied red is unoaked and offers flavors of blackberry and currant.  Pair with a Mongolian beef recipe.

Arnegui Crianza Pagos Del Rey

Cash Price $9.99

The wine is sourced from selected vineyards in La Rioja Alta. The wine offers intense sweet cherries and plum with hints of orange peel.  Soft and supple, Arnegui would pair well roasted stuffed peppers.

 

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

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