Monthly Archives: July 2008

Hocus Pocus Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A nice homage to Burgundy; vitreous, low alcohol 12.5%–enjoying this wine is easier. The wine exhibits cherry, baking spices, freshly cut wood, and Porcini mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Chartogne-Taillet Champagne N.V. – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A Champagne this gives considerable Brioche, dry almond and baked Comice pear; a delight; finishes with crisp luxuriant green apple. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Imagery Estate Sonoma County Barbera – 2001 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A well structured wine, beautiful, lyrical tannins; this wine presents with bold dark berry, toast, smoke, nutmeg and cardamom, cedar; a wine with wondrous complexity. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Mitolo The Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A beautifully structured Shiraz; elegant tannins encapsulating a rich, bold wine giving Eucalyptus, black peppermint, and roasted blackberry ¡Salud! *** 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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Milbrandt Traditions Washington State Riesling – 2006 – 8.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Riesling presents white peach, clovered honey and mineral especially pronounced on finish. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Vegas 3 Castillo y Leon Red Blend – 2004 – 7.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Vegas 3 is a blend of Tempranillo 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40% and Merlot 30%; first off the wine has a synthetic closure; most disappointed (always a one point deduction). This wine took about 20 minute to open up; this wine … Continue reading

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Peter Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

More often than not; I truly enjoy Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast but this is one that I found to be un-even; the beginning to finishing taste differed greatly. The overall experience is a weakness and non-commitment to any specific … Continue reading

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