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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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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 … Continue reading

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

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope you have been braving the crazy rain this past month. Hopefully June will bring some sunny days! I have a nice medley of wines picked out for you all this month. I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Can you believe we are already in the month of May!?! Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies on this blog! The weather is absolutely gorgeous (and we deserve it!) right now, but I can feel … Continue reading

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

Blue Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Alexander Valley, California Cash Price $42.99 Blue Rock is an all estate produced winery that is located right next to Silver Oak’s Alexander Valley property.  The 2017 vintage was absolutely stunning with excellent depth … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 FOR MARCH 2021

Girasole Organic Chardonnay California Cash Price $12.99 ($1.00 Key) Only $11.99 for this month Organically fresh flavors of lemon lime citrus, green apples and honeyed almonds. The finish shows a creamy note with whiffs of oak and vanilla. Pair with … Continue reading

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

Hello all, I hope everyone survived the last couple of weeks without too many issues. I have been tasting a fair amount of solid wines (mostly from California) lately. As the weather begins to (thankfully!) warm up, I’ve put together … Continue reading

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The 12 under $12 for February 2021

Heartcraft sparkling Rose Napa Valley, California Cash Price $12.99 but $1.00 Key Only $11.99 Deliciously soft on the palate, flavors of ripe strawberries and sweet red cherries burst into millions of bubbles with creamy cherry cobbler crust and confection on … Continue reading

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

Barlow Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Calistoga (Napa Valley), California Cash Price $49.99 Yep. You read that right. Barlow Vineyards. Now mind you, this winery does have my last name, but I have no affiliation or lineage to this winery (Wish … Continue reading

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