Monthly Archives: October 2008

James the Wine Guy Also Available on Facebook – Join Today – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I am also on Facebook–I have both an application and group.  Join me today in one or both of these communities and of course here at WordPress where I will always remain active.  WordPress is a true liberator of the … Continue reading

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Root 1 Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon gives a nice story of it’s roots.  The wine was not what I expected or perhaps had great expectations.  The wine presents with plenty of mid-red fruit-raspberry, red plum and strawberry very little balance of other … Continue reading

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Roussanne the Undiscovered Varietal from the Undiscovered Wine Country in the U.S. – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roussanne is one of the most scintillating white wines available today. Highly aromatic and lovely notes that range from honeysuckle, truffle, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, Adriatic fig, rose petal, Fall forest, passion fruit, fleshy Comice pear and mineral. This Rhone varietal … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy Mission and Vision

James the Wine Guy believes that wine is for everyone and that a wine for you is awaiting.  The snobbery is over; snobbiness of wine is so dated and wine was never meant to be enjoyed by just a few … Continue reading

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Charamba Douro Red Wine Blend – 2004 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This red blend is composed of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional presents a very subtle yet compelling wine; a well balanced wine that does not lean toward too much red fruit or oak; the wine cascades between … Continue reading

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Roussanne – the Other Great White Wine – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Chardonnay upstages all other white wines; I enjoy Chardonnay and there is a time and place for it; I enjoy the many different interpretation of Chardonnay but Roussanne is a proud varietal and one that in it’s native Rhone Valley … Continue reading

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Bink Yorkville Highlands Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a pure and delightful Sauvignon Blanc with a flavor profile evocative of Spring-Summer; plenty of golden Kiwi fruit, dusting of white pepper and white peach washed with plentiful acids. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines … Continue reading

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