James Barlow’s 12 under $12 for June 2021

Girasole Organic Rose

California

Cash Price $12.99 but with a $1.00 Spec’s Key This Month

A Pinot Noir and Zinfandel blend that equals juicy deliciousness in a dry Rose. Strawberries, white peach, and citrus dance lightly in the palate with a crisp and refreshing finish.  Pair with Summer fun!

Ca’Momi Merlot

California

Cash Price $13.99 but with a $2.00 Spec’s Key this month

A classic Merlot for a grape that is on the rise again. Red cherries and plum flow easily into hints of fig and bramble. The finish offers licks of toasted oak and vanilla. Pair with peppercorn lamb shanks.

Ca’Momi Chardonnay

California

Cash Price $12.99 but with a $1.00 Spec’s Key this month

This Chardonnay exudes ripe flavors of pineapple and pear flowing into mandarin orange that turns slowly into vanilla cream. The finish gives licks of hazelnuts on lightly toasted oak.  Pair with shrimp scampi pasta.

Epic Run Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand

Cash Price $9.99

Bursting with flavor and energy, Epic zings into flavors of lime, peach and grapefruit with a crispy clean finish.  Pair with a zesty pesto pasta salad.

Castellblanc Brut Extra Sparkling

Spain

Cash Price $8.99

A crisp, fresh daily sparkler is here for the warmer weather. Flavors of citrus, melon, peach and a touch of baking bread flow into the palate. Pair with a Sunday brunch, OJ,  and friends.

Fog Bank Cabernet

California

Cash Price $9.99

A California Cabernet extraordinaire with ripe flavors of plum and cassis that are enveloped by hints of caramel and vanilla spice with a medium body. Pair with a jalapeno jam bacon cheeseburger.

Perimeter Red Blend

California

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 spicy pulled pork sandwiches.

Ryan Patrick Pinot Grigio

Washington State

Cash Price $9.99

This 100% Pinot Grigio offers key lime citrus on the palate with whiffs of mango and nectarine.  The finish gives touches of minerals and white flowers. Pair with oyster shooters.

Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir

California

Cash Price $11.89

This 100% Pinot Noir shows vibrant flavors of pomegranate and black cherry with lush notes of toasted oak and lavender. The finish is light and tasty!  Pair with your friends on a beach with a nice chill.

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.

Francois Labet Cotes du Rhone Red blend

France

Cash Price $10.99

Rhone is one of the best pairing wines for food in the world. This yummy Grenache based red blend offers flavors of strawberry and bramble with just a whiff of pepper and spice.  Pair with a honey baked ham.

Reserve Saint Marc Rose

France

Cash Price $6.99

This fun, easy drinking Rose offers delightful flavors of strawberry and raspberry with tinges of white pepper. The wine is brimming with freshness. Pair with the upcoming hot summer heat and a sunbrella.

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

Spec’s Fine Wine Buyer

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