The 12 under $12 for June 2020

Shannon Ridge Zinfandel

Lake County, California

Cash Price $11.99 with Spec’s Key

Zesty and ripe, this wine shows blackberry and plum that explode into spices and dark fruit. The finish is integrated with soft vanilla and oak. Pair with smoked brisket ends.

The Ned Rose 

Marlborough, New Zealand

Cash Price $11.99

Bright flavors of wild red berries and watermelon sink into hints of jammy strawberry and cream.  The finish shows raspberry and red flowers that would pair wonderfully with cedar plank salmon.

Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc

Lake County, California

Cash Price $11.99 with Spec’s key

My daily favorite winery offers this zesty blanc that shows flavors of lemon citrus and gooseberry with whiffs of tangerine on the finish. Pair with this beautifully hot weather!

Liberation de Paris Pinot Noir

Vin de Pays, France

Cash Price $10.99

Pinot Noir offers some of the most versatile food pairings.  The wine is delightfully pure and fresh.  Black cherry and framboise flow through minimal tannins and easy acids with a soft finish of cola and spice.

McGuigan ‘The Plan’ Chardonnay

Australia

$9.99

Vibrant and fruity, this wine offers rich stone fruit, lychee and citrus with just a whiff of vanilla and coconut. Pair with chicken marsala.

Perelada Sparkling Brut Rose N/V

Cava, Spain

Cash Price $10.99

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.

Encore Cabernet Sauvignon

Lodi, California

Cash Price $11.99

Looking for excessively ripe and opulent Cabernet? Try this plush wine that offers plum, stewed fruits and blackberry pie with supple and inviting tannins. The finish is jammy with hints of cobbler and spice.  Pair with brisket slathered in BBQ sauce.

Michel Schlumberger ‘Maison Rouge’ Red

California

Cash Price $10.99

This red blend offers tantalizing flavors of cherry and raspberry, with tinges of spice and pepper on the finish. Pair with grilled or smoked meat on these increasingly hot summer days.

Moscato Rubino

California

Cash Price $11.99

Dark and sweet, this red Moscato offers intense strawberry and cherry with a light spritz that flows into sweet deliciousness on the finish. Chill, pour, drink, repeat.

Chateau de Romains Bordeaux Rouge

Bordeaux, France

Cash Price $10.99

Romains is a gem that is deliciously fruit forward.  Flavors of red cherry, wild berry and currant flow into hints of toasted oak and just a tease of tobacco leaf. Pair this with fatty spiced brisket and fried okra.

Dr. Pauly ‘Noble House’ Riesling

Mosel, Germany

Cash Price $9.99

Riesling is a versatile grape with the ability to offer wide range of flavors. This lightly sweet wine is a veritable fruit cocktail of white peach, apple and mango with a beautifully floral finish.

Tiziano Pinot Grigio

Delle Venezia, Italy

Cash Price $10.99

Pinot Grigio weather is here! This refreshing white offers lively acidity and tropical fruits with a perfectly crisp, clean finish. Pair with warm weather and an ice-cold glass.

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

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