Monthly Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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