Shannon Ridge Lake County Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Black plum, dried brown Turkish fig, cinnamon-nutmeg freshly ground, dark chocolate.

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Shannon Ridge Lake County Barbera – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dry wine; Montmorency cherry-pomegranate, roasted fennel, pepper, and truffle.

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Signorello Napa Valley Padrone Red Wine – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

-       84% Cabernet Sauvignon

-       8% Merlot

-       8% Cabernet Franc

Notes of grilled black and red summer fruit, smoked Cardamom, mushroom and hint of Mexican vanilla.

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Black Sears Howell Mountain Red Wine – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

-       50% Caberent Sauvignon

-       50% Cabernet Franc

Roasted black plum, blackberry, toffee, hint of Eucalyptus, and violets.

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Hartwell Family Stag’s Leap District Miste Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wild bramble berry Confit, dark chocolate, Marjoram and Cinnamon.

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Violet Green Alder Springs Vineyard La Croix Mendocino Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

 -       60% Merlot

-       40% Cabernet Franc

 Notes of currant, blackberry, freshly ground herbs, chocolate dust and white truffle.

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Von Holt Suacci Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Delicate and nuanced notes of  cherry, rose petals, white truffle and pepper.  Scent of lavender, cedar wood pile, and moist earth in an orchard.

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Kelleher Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Focus on late summer red cherry, Cardamom, roasted fennel and Marjoram.  Scent of moist earth, fall leaves and worn suede.

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Klinker Brick Lodi Old Ghost Zinfandel – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted red apple, red-black cherry, cinnamon, cinnamon and vanilla

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Luis Ochoa Napa Valley Red Wine – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal:

-       Cabernet Sauvignon

-       Cabemet Franc

-       Merlot

Focus on red and black plum, fresh strawberry, Thyme, and baking spices; smooth and lengthy finish.

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