Monthly Archives: December 2006

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1997 Vintage Champagne – 9.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 1997 Vintage Champagne is a bliss in delight. Delamotte is very hard to find in the US and less known in the US  but is a venerated label and house in France.  This Champagne, a vintage, … Continue reading

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A Note on Wine Prices & Retailer – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A note on wine prices and sources; I will denote wine prices and / or sources where possible.  Sometimes I do not track the purchase price or I simply forgot where I made the purchase. Also, I attend a lot … Continue reading

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Mas Malbec Mendoza – 2005 – 7.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

When Mas is less–Mas Malbec that is–I was delighted to taste Mas but I found an immediate disappointment. The disappointment was a synthetic cork I knew my experience was not going to be what I had expected. I can taste … Continue reading

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Margarett’s Vineyard California Chardonnay – 2005 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a very nice bottle of California Chardonnay.  Perfectly oaked–this has some spirited notes pineapple, Fuji apple, and hint of nutmeg and Allspice. Price at Tasting: $6.99 – Purchased from: K&L Wine Merchants ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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Valentin Bianchi Famiglia Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon – Argentina – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a bold and well balanced wine;  from initial to final taste this wine never looses its intense energy.  Notes: Eucalyptus, bramble, anisette, and plum. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. … Continue reading

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Los Vascos Colchagua Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2004 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Cabernet Sauvignon is inky but lacked a boldness and character can be expect from this varietal; lots of vanilla not much in terms in spice or other deep red fruit or other specific notes. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of … Continue reading

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Bodega Catena Alta Mendoza Chardonnay – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A very dependable Chardonnay and a lovely oak but not overly oaked Chardonnay. There are notes of rich apple, luxuriant nutmeg, Comice pear: a pleasing wine. ¡ ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the … Continue reading

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