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Month February 2008

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Pfalz Estate Riesling – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

A completely satisfying bottle of dry Riesling but cuts with superb acid, wonderful floral and fruit and low alcohol (12.5%) this wine has complex notes of Comice pear, nutmeg, lime zest and green apple. A superb wine that is perfect with food but equally perfect as a stand-alone wine.

Purchased: Bi-Rite – $14.99

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Domaine Roland Schmitt Alsace Pinot Gris – 2006 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A brilliantly clean, remarkable acid; this wine exhibits pleasing floral packets that deliver and consistently, wondrous baking spice, blood orange zest, and sliced green apple.  A wonderfully complex wine that could be a stand-alone wine or perfect with your starting dishes.

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Estancia Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – 2004 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A super dense and inky wine; boysenberry, blueberry, dried fig, leather, and winter spices.  A well defined wine.

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Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – 2000 – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A gorgeous bottle of Pinot Noir; the beautiful vitreous color magnifies the rose petal, minerals in a stream, Porcini mushroom, baked red plum, and Eastern simmering spices.   A beautiful Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

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Clos de los Siete Mendoza Red Blend – 2006 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

This wine consists of 45% Malbec, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah; each varietal works in harmony and allows for a rich and bold structure; superb confidence and such a compelling wine for beef.

This wine exhibits Black Trumpet Mushroom, fall leaves, bespoke black-red fruit Coulis, Fall baking spices, chocolate and leather.

Certainly a wine with plenitude of gorgeous and full tannins.

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Barlow Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Barlow’s core strength is in their Cabernet Sauvignon; While I liked their Zinfandel it was not the highlight of the Barlows wines I tasted.  This wine gives cranberry, cassis, pimento and cedar forest.

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Tarantas Utiel-Requena Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo – 2003 – 8.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Tarantas Cabernet-Sauvignon Tempranillo I picked up at Whole Foods; the bottle’s label – especially the front label looks great but does not have a lot of information; forget about a varietal breakdown.

This wine is very dry; think black fig, red pepper, and dried plum.  Not as satisfying as I had hoped–the wine was quite vitreous and did not have the bold tannins I had imagined.

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Bodega Norton Mendoza Malbec – 2007 – 8.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Malbec starts promising but has an inconsistent finish.  This wine exhibits Pasilla chile, Mace, Allspice, streamed mineral and plum Coulis.

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