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Month March 2007

Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir – 2004 – 8.1 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

I have never been impressed with Artesa’s Pinot Noirs. I do expect a lot from Carneros but this has none of that familiar darker colour than most Pinots. This Pinot was a bit too vitreous which was my first clue that flavour might be lacking in this bottle. All palettes were un-dynamic, fruit, structure were all very weak; there was a slight pepper and that was the only flavour I could distinguish. I keep trying Artesa to see if there might be a change in their wines.

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Biurko Tempranillo Rioja – 2004 – 7.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Tempranillo had a synth cork which is greatly disappointing. A Tempranillo is good in spite of it’s wine makers. This being said is that Tempranillo wine markers are still artisans and that a Tempranillo is a hearty bold grape that it can usually stand on it’s own. Tempranillo is a brilliant grape and oh so Spanish. But this Tempranillo had contact with the synth cork and it tainted the flavour; the initial palette promising and the mid and finish palettes superbly disappointing. I had hoped for the enveloping Tempranillo prominence to play out; in this bottle it did not. I will reach out for another bottle to see how the other Biurko wine’s play out.

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