The 12 Under $12 for August 2020

Verraco Cabernet Sauvignon

California

Cash Price $11.99

There is something to be said for finding Value Cabernet Sauvignon when prices seem to be soaring. This everyday Cab exudes flavors of blackberry and currant with hints of vanilla and cedar. Pair with take-out steak Fajitas.

Tosca Prosecco Brut N/V

Italy

Cash Price $11.99

The Prosecco craze is still strong as people love light, fun, easy drinking bubbly. Flavors of lemon citrus, peach and white flowers dazzle the palate. Pair with Sunday morning and the morning paper.

Chemin de Provence Rose

France

Cash Price $10.99

Rosé is my absolute favorite wine this time of year. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry burst into the palate with hints of guava and rose petals. Refreshing and clean, pair with 90+ degree weather.

Labet ‘Ile de Beaute’ Pinot Noir

France

Cash Price $11.49

Labet offers a daily Pinot Lovers Dream.  Flavors of red cherries and wild red berries flow through hints of cream and vanilla with a plush finish. Pair this summer red with friends at the lake.

Perelada Rose Pescador

Spain

Cash Price $7.99

Sparkling Dry Rose is exceptional.  A natural spritz gives this wine a refreshing quality with flavors of red cherries and red berries flowing into a crisp, clean finish.  Pair with a wink and a loved one.

Trumpeter Red Blend

Argentina

Cash Price $11.99

Rich and full bodied, this red will be a surprise hit at your table.  Flavors of raspberry and cherry fill into notes of cola and cedar.  Pair this with days that end with ‘Y’!

El Circo ‘Acrobata’ Garnacha

Spain

Cash Price $9.99

Acrobata offers intensely juicy flavors of strawberries and plum that race into the palate with plush tannins.  Hints of spice move easily in the fruit salad finish. Pair with brown sugar smoked salmon.

El Portillo Malbec

Argentina

Cash Price $9.99

The Malbec craze is still strong.  Unoaked flavors of blackberries and plum flow into sweet tannins and hints of clove and cinnamon.  Pair this with taco steak pasta.

Versant Rose

France

Cash Price $9.99

This 100% Grenache Rosé is dry and bursting with supple red fruits.  Red Cherries, raspberries, and red roses flow into a light intensity.  An ultimate thirst quencher, pair with watermelon and a sprinkler.

Michel Schlumberger Sauvignon Blanc

California

Cash Price $10.99

This zingy and fresh wine pops into the palate with flavors of green grass, lemon citrus and whiffs of tropical fruit surrounded by an easy acidity and no oak. Pair with a chilled chicken salad sandwich.

Radio Boka Tempranillo

Spain

Cash Price $9.99

This line has caught fire this year with their tempranillo offering flavors of red cherries and plum topped off with sweet spices of cinnamon and vanilla. Plush and gulpable. Pair with homemade empenadas.

Indomita Cabernet

Chile

Cash Price $9.99

Chilean Cabernet offers some of the best value on Earth.  Bold flavors of dark cherry and raspberry muscle into dark savory notes and whiffs of oak. Pair with a big fat T-Bone and fries.

Thank you,

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

Spec’s Fine Wine Buyer

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s