Monthly Archives: November 2007

Pascual Toso Maipú Mendoza Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits scents from a winter eve’s fire, cedar and burning juniper; baking notes of cardamom and cinnamon and a dash of raspberry confit. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Pascual Toso Maipú Mendoza Reserva Malbec – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I enjoyed the Pascual Toso Reserva Malbec only slightly more than the non-reserva Malbec. But I was not in love with either; if I had to choose I would select the reserva. This wine exhibits persimmon, fleshy plum, pecan and … Continue reading

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Pascual Toso Mendoza Brut – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A nice and inexpensive bit of bubble for a relaxing Friday night pizza; a very approachable sparkler with citrus zing, almond and fresh baked bread. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Mendoza Malbec– 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I am a fan of Nieto Senetiner wines.  I anticipate this Bodegas wines with welcomed appreciation.  You can look at my other ratings for other Nieto Senetiner Malbecs.  They are well crafted and do differ vintage to vintage but these … Continue reading

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Nieto Senetiner Cadus Malbec – 2002 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A very well structured wine; inky, dense, romantic; silky and viscous tannins make you stop and enjoy the wine. Lovingly you can detect abundant layers of cedar, bramble, underbrush, forest floor; a complete treasure trove of winter’s scents and flavors. … Continue reading

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Xumek San Juan Malbec – 2003 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A focused wine with a beautiful structure and acid that complemented a hearty beef meal that I served.   Wonderful blackberry, cardamom, ground clove, Mission fig and blanketed with silky tannins. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Louis Jadot Beaujolais – 2006 – 8.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Louis Jadot Beaujolais 2006 Gamay is a mild wine with subtle characteristics; slight acid, cinnamon, and strawberry.   Excellent with grilled poultry, planked salmon. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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