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JAMES BARLOW’S TOP PICKS OF 2021

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s that time of the year again! I having been pouring over my tasting notes to find the best wines that I’ve had the pleasure to partake of in 2021. You’ll notice that this list is … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 FOR NOVEMBER 2021

Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Cash Price $9.99 Aromas of Grapefruit and citrus Zesty, crisp acids with flavors of grapefruit, lemon grass, and jalapeno jelly Pairs with white turkey breast Muscador Sweet Sparkling Rose France Cash Price $10.99 Aromas of … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS OF NOVEMBER 2021

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Wow, Can you believe it’s November already? This year seems to have flown by. I apologize for not posting an October picks. I was extremely busy and time just ran out on me. I do have … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 FOR OCTOBER 2021

Girasole Charlie’s Blend Red California Cash Price $11.99 with a $1.00 Spec’s Key for a limited time Ripe boysenberry and caramel Flavors of raspberry, toasted marshmallow and vanilla BBQ pork sliders Heartcraft Sparkling White California Cash Price $11.99 with a … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS OF SEPTEMBER 2021

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I Hope you all braved Hurricane Nicholas and came through okay. I apologize for the tardiness of this list, but its been an insanely busy month for me. Fortunately, this storm allowed me to sit down … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Ryan Patrick Red Head Red Washington State Cash Price $9.99 Cabernet dominant with black fruit and cedar Blackberry, cherry, chocolate covered raspberries, cedar, vanilla Pairs with Provence herb crusted lamb shanks Hayes Valley Chardonnay California Cash Price $11.99 Green apples … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S 12 UNDER $12 FOR AUGUST 2021

LuLu Rose Washington State Cash Price $9.99 A light, bright and refreshing dry Rosé that offers flavors of raspberry and pomegranate with hints of savory herbs on the finish. Pair with a hot day at the beach. Girasole Sangiovese California … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS OF AUGUST 2021

Prime Solum Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Napa Valley, California Cash Price $49.99 I find that this Napa Valley ‘Grand Cru’ is often overlooked in our portfolio. Famed grower Bill Hill owns this winery and farms the fruit from the well known … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 FOR JULY 2021

Michel Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon California Cash Price $10.99 This beautifully layered and textured wine offers black currant and plum with smidgeons of cigar box and exotic spice. Buy this by the case for your daily drinker. Cycles Gladiator Merlot California … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS FOR JULY 2021

Bougetz ‘Eminence’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Napa Valley (Coombsville), California Cash Price $59.84 I really take pride in finding smaller wineries that are ‘off the radar’ but making spectacular wine that drink above their price point. This wine is from one … Continue reading

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