Here are this week’s must-have wines. We love food, so all these wines have an addition of suggested pairings. And, at all under $15, you won’t hurt your wallet.
Ch Bonnet Blanc
A perennial Spec’s favorite, this white from Bordeaux is a juicy, lively and fresh Sauvignon Blanc. Had this recently with some avocado slices and Marcona salted almonds. Truly scrumptious!
Alan Christopher Rosé Sparkling
Bright pink in color, slightly dry with flavors of strawberry and cherry, this sparkling wine is the kind you don’t want to put down. Try as a starter, or take it all the way through dinner. Great with sushi!
Dom Sarcin Cotes du Rhone
A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, aged 12 months in tank. Dry, medium to full-bodied, with a flavor of ripe red fruit and quite a bit of earthiness. Not as light as some Cotes du Rhone, but a wonderful glass of wine to enjoy with our grilled lamb chops.
Pietra Santa Zinfandel
Bold and earthy, this Zinfandel from Paso Robles is a bomb! In the glass you’ll find ripe cherries, plums and a nice oak flavor. Intense and deep, this wine will do well with a rough decanting. Try with pasta bolognese. Super!