Monthly Archives: April 2007

Two Tone Farm California Chardonnay – 2004 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I get frightened when I see just “California” as the source of juice in any wine bottle. For me it is watered convenience for the maker; I always think of this as a profit motive only; and when I think … Continue reading

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Barlow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2000 – 9.4 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy / James the Wine Guy

A friend was gracious enough to give me a bottle of wine but instead didn’t give me not just any bottle of wine; she gave me an extraordinary bottle. Barlow is not infamous like many other Napa Cabernets. Big name … Continue reading

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Nieto Senetiner Reserva Mendoza Malbec – 2004 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This bottle and I do not recall the exact price; but I do recall it was a great value. I was sceptical thinking that there must be a synth cork it is silhoutte. I was pleasantly surprised to note there … Continue reading

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Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Kaiken produces high quality wines; Kaiken from Argentina also produces the obligatory Malbec… And I don’t mean that in a negative maner. Kaiken’s Malbec is far more compelling; this Cabernet Sauvignon is a delight but it is not impactful or … Continue reading

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