Monthly Archives: December 2008

James the Wine Guy Champagne Picks for New Years – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Champagne and sparkling wine is a wondrous thing; in fact so wondrous that it should be enjoyed more than just once a year.  I do think there are plenty of occasions beyond New Years; there are birthdays, anniversaries, because it’s … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy 2008 Top 25 Wines – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

James the Wine Guy 2008 Top 25 Wine Picks I tasted many wines this year; I am still going through my notes to get the firm number that I tasted – this year probably over a couple of thousand.  But … Continue reading

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Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Balthazar Alsace Pinot Blanc – 2007 – 8.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Pinot Blanc gives notes of white nectarine, pitted fruit, crushed almond and hint of fennel– a disappointment was that this bottle had a non-cork closure. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars ARTEMIS Napa Valley – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A Cabernet Sauvignon with a slight amount of Merlot; a wine with very thick red-black fruit; winter simmering spices; orchard wood and cigar box. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Rancho Chimiles Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 2006 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Sauvignon Blanc is abundant in essence of star fruit, green apple,, crush almond, and Bosc pear.  Highly acidic and a wonderful thing to enjoy with seafood. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Bollinger Champagne Brut Rosé NV – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I yearn for Brut Rosé–it is simply a wondrous wine that I look forward to each time I have it.  I try to not make it a special occasion wine but a wine that should be enjoyed frequently.  J’adore le … Continue reading

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Bollinger Special Cuvée Champagne N.V. – 9.2 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

Despite it’s popularity I still really look forward to each bottle of Bollinger.  This cuvée continues to increase in it’s retail price point but the quality still shines through. This wine presents with crisp and zesty acids; Citron rind, Comice … Continue reading

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