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Month April 2008

Arancio Nero d’Avola Sicilia – 2004 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Arancio Nero d’Avola Sicilia exhibits stewed dark cherry, warm winter spices and elegant cedar notes.   A nice wine for Monday through Thursday dinners.

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Aquinas Napa Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 7.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Aquinas Napa Valley Pinot Noir had a synth cork; immediate disappointment; the wine was tart and had some heat from the black pepper.

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Woodenhead Buena Tierra Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2005 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

This is the best of the Woodhead Pinot Noirs that I have tasted; harmonious acids; beautiful structure; abundant dark cherry, plum, Eastern simmering spices, and Turkish fig.

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Woodenhead Humboldt County Pinot Noir – 2005 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A Pinot Noir from Humboldt County? This Pinot Noir had familiar characteristics but the acids did not stitch together the fundamentals of the varietal. Some rose petal, Malabar freshly ground pepper, and cranberry.

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Fife Vineyard Old Yokayo Vineyard Mendocino Syrah – 2004 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted red bell pepper, heirloom tomato, raspberry coulis blanked with a generous acid.

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Ben Marco Expresivo Mendoza Red Blend – 2004 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Bonarda, 5% Merlot; a rich and complex wine; a wine that speaks to it’s homage that could only come from South America – the Malbec and Bonarda give a distinctive quality; this wine gives black currant, blueberry, cooked cherry, plum orchard, a plethora of winter simmering spices. A nice expression to good taste.

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Familia Schroeder Sparkling Torrontés – 2005 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

A sparkling Torrontés?  A very interesting wine—aromatic; slivered almond, green apple, markedly different than any sparkling wine that you have experienced.

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Norton Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza Privada – 2005 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Of the Bodega Norton family of Malbecs—this is my favorite. This has gorgeous Malabar pepper, cedar box, cardamom, marjoram, boysenberry, blackberry

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Telteca Mendoza Chardonnay – 2005 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits Adriatic fig, plout, cardamom and anise.

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Papapietro-Perry Elsbree Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Zinfandel from Russian River Valley?  Yes.

This Zinfandel gives breadth; I like Zinfandels that have character and a diverse flavor profile. This is one of these Zinfandels. This wine gives eucalyptus, currant, sandalwood, and marjoram.

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