Monthly Archives: June 2007

Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir presents rose, white pepper, anise, fresh sanded wood; a nice stand alone but this is a very food friendly Pinot Noir. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. … Continue reading

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Arista Mononi Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Silky and well structured; you know this is a California Pinot Noir but this Pinot; there is something special about coolness and Pinot; the mysteries of Pinot deepen and once again one cannot help but fall head over heals for … Continue reading

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Sons of Eden Romulus Barossa Valley Shiraz – 2005 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Shiraz is bold and confident; I like Shiraz to taste like wine not like a raspberry spritzer. This Shiraz gives generous amounts of fruit: deep red, boysenberry, blackberry and spice: allspice. The boldness stands up to a generous piece … Continue reading

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Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2001 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz presents fruit balanced, roasted red berries, slight cinnamon, cardamom, basil and black pepper. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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Alta Vista Premium Malbec Mendoza – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Alta Vista Premium Malbec 2004 presents with an amazing heat; not from Alcohol but from a serious red pepper, Oaxacan simmering peppers, mint, eucalyptus, cedar and worn leather. The taste is complete from initial sip to finish. Can stand alone … Continue reading

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Now I have a Food Blog – jamesthefoodguy.wordpress.com – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

What’s the perfect pairing to wine? Food! I am passionate about both: so take a look: JAMESTHEFOODGUY.WORDPRESS.COM James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Rustenberg John X Merriman Stellenbosch Red Blend – 2004 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A lovely South African red blend – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot; a lively blend of poached red fruit, slight cardamom, and cedar with polished mineral finish. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from … Continue reading

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