Category 8.9

Naggiar Sierra Foothills Malbec – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blackbery-Acai, chocolate dust, allspice and cardamom.

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Château Bonnet Rosé – 2010 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Fresh wild strawberry, blood orange citrus zest, pomegranate, white pepper, and fennel.

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Field Stone Field Stone Vineyard Alexander Valley Merlot – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of black plum, dark chocolate, dash of nutmeg and pepper.

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R Merlo Trinity County Syrah – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Sprinkled with fresh herbs, bright red cherry, Boysenberry, mushroom, cacoa nibs, and cinnamon.

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Rock Wall California Tannat – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Viscous, dense, muscular; lavender, chile Poblano, smoke and Marjoram.

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Lavender Blue Paso Robles Viognier – 2010 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dry—slight floral notes; Hibiscus, almond, yellow citrus zest and peel, and dash of sweet spice.

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Etude Carneros Estate Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Generous notes of cranberry, winter spices, layered herbs and Pinon.

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Tolosa Edna Valley Ranch Edna Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

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Smoked early season cherry, pumpkin pie spice, violet and Porcini mushroom.

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Perception Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

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 Early season red plum, sweet dark chocolate, Cardamom, and Thyme.

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Robert Oatley Mudgee Rosé of Sangiovese – 2010 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Drier than I expected; notes of freshly picked strawberry, cinnamon, vanilla and sesame.

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