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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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Barlow’s Bubbles for New Year’s Eve

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot believe we are already past Christmas! I hope everyone enjoyed the festivities this year. I say we send 2020 off with a pop (and fizz) and thank the good Lord above that 2021 is … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 TOP PICKS OF 2020

CA’MOMI Heartcraft Sparkling N/V California Cash Price $12.99 but only $10.99 with a $2.00 Spec’s Key discount thru the end of the year Sparkling wine crafted from the heart, this bubbly pops on the palate with tart green apple and … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S TOP PICKS FOR 2020

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce my TOP PICKS OF 2020! Who could’ve imagined this year would turn into what it has. That said, this was my 1st full year as the Fine Wine America and Saké … Continue reading

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Rombauer Live Virtual Tasting with Reagan Rombauer this Thursday Dec. 3rd at 7pm

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Please join us for this rare opportunity to taste with the Iconic Rombauer Vineyards. Learn about their history and wines this Thursday! Please stop by your local Spec’s and support this winery by purchasing some wines … Continue reading

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Twelve under $12 for November 2020

Girasole ORGANIC Zinfandel California Cash Price $11.99 with Your Spec’s Key This focused and enjoyable Zin offers flavors of ripe blackberry and plum on the palate with hints of black pepper and exotic spice. 100% Organic. Pair with turducken! Tomich … Continue reading

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