Monthly Archives: September 2007

Anglim Fralich Vineyard Paso Robles Viognier – 2004 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Anglim a winery with many wonderful wines based in Paso Robles.  I have tried many but not all of their wines and have enjoyed everything they produce.  Anglim is able to utilize grapes and make a unique signature to the … Continue reading

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Jackson-Triggs Niagara Peninsula Vidal Icewine – 2004 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A memorable Canadian ice wine and with a low alcohol content of 10.3% which is low for an after dinner wine. This wine exhibits New Mexico Pinon, truffle honey, guava, citron, and candied Valencia orange. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of … Continue reading

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Castle Rock Sonoma County Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Value priced Pinot Noirs are nearly non-existent; sometimes I want a value priced Pinot Noir because it is a Monday and I have had a hard day at work and I don’t want to spend $40-50. In California, you will … Continue reading

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Malhadinha Nova Monte da Peceguina Alentejo – 2005 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The Iberian peninsula is one of the richest lands known for its glorious wines. Spain produces thoroughbred wines but so does Portugal. One of Portugal’s claim to fame Port has not help it’s case for being a place where stellar … Continue reading

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Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

Ahhh…. what a Greek beauty. This wine encompasses and encapsulates a gorgeous wine that if you served to your guests they would probably keep lifting their glass. Probably few would be asking about the wine label or even the varietal. … Continue reading

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Lustau Solera Reserve San Emilio Pedro Ximenez – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I adore Pedro Ximenez sherry’s. Sherry’s are the gift that can only come from Espana; a gorgeous digestif. I would not characterize a Pedro Ximenez as an elegant, delicate wine; rather I would call it an honest homage to one … Continue reading

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La Posta del Viñatero Pizzella Vineyard Mendoza Malbec – 2006 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A nice structure which shines on the spice. A plenitude of spice, wood and worn leather; cardamom, nutmeg, marjoram, boysenberry, and Comice pear. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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