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Month February 2009

Wondrous Wine Events in San Francisco – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

http://tinyurl.com/cwxzux – Wondrous Wine Events  as posted in the Land of Wine and Food.

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Outpost ‘The Other’ Howell Mountain Petite Sirah – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Petite Sirah is dark and dense; silky and velvety tannins enrobe this bold red that is both responsive and dynamic; the initial and intermediary notes of chocolate, blackberry, cardamom, earth and underbrush give way to acids that lighten the wine on the finish.

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Champagne – Exquisite Wines for Valentine’s Day – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Valentines day is a day of love, a day to commemorate the loveliness that wine provides. Wine provides us a senses delight and is a way for us to connect and share a most romantic wine for the most romantic holiday of the year and while wine is great Champagne is wondrous. Valentines days is for Champagne—I want a sparkling wine that is dynamic, dry, yet has a full spectrum of delight that can only come from Champagne. There are approximations you get from other sparkling wines but I want the familiar and luxuriant. Champagne is the quest for both, the subtle and bold. Champagne is distinctive and there is no wonder was that a Champagne or a sparkling wine? Champagne, the region, is at the northern reaches of the wine growing world and is a signal of a wine that lives beyond it’s label and is noted with appreciation on the palette.

A Rosé brings an excitement with the sight and scent; beautifully scented and thrilling to the palette and senses. A Brut is an option as well giving a fully biscuited – Brioche component that leaves the palette in wonderment and satisfaction. And finally, a Blanc de Blancs is about nuance and grace giving refined focal points and flavor profiles that let the mind soar to newer heights.

Here are my recommendations for Champagne –- Rosé, Bruts and Blanc de Blancs.

Valentine’s Day Champagnes

Rosé
– Canard- Duchêne Brut Rosé Champagne NV
– Charles Ellner Brut Rosé Champagne NV
– Henriot Brut Rosé Champagne NV
– Jean Milan Brut Rosé Champagne Charles de la Milanière NV
– Vranken Brut Rosé Champagne Demoiselle Grand Cuvee NV

Brut
– Bruno Paillard Brut Première Cuvée NV
– Guy Charlemagne Extra Brut NV
– Gosset Brut Champagne Excellence NV
– Louis de Sacy Brut Champagne NV
– Jean Lallement Brut Champagne NV

Blanc de Blancs

– A.R. LeNoble Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV
– Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV
– Charles Heidsieck Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV
– Jacquart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Millésimé 1998
– Comte Audoin de Dampierre Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV

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Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine presents with raspberry, fennel, cashew and oyster mushroom.

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Seghesio Home Ranch Alexander Valley Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine gives a bounteous bouquet of red flowers, savory spices, vanilla and toffee.

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Carol Shelton Wild Thing Cox Vineyard Mendocino Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine presents with considerable acids and thick tannins, notes of strawberry, anise, truffle, and coffee.

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Tres Sabores ¿Porqué No? Napa Valley Red Blend – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is a blend of Zinfandel (mainly Zinfandel), Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Zinfandel is the predominate varietal and the Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon add an extra layer of complexity. The wine is forward in it’s viscous tannins and fully engages the roasted red plum, Poblano chile, forest, leaves and cardamom.

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Turley Juvenile California Zinfandel – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Turley is infamous for it’s Zinfandels and this is their California Zinfandel which means its their entry level Zinfandel. This Zinfandel is a good representation to the Turley label—plenty of blueberry confit, cardamom, vanilla and toffee.

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Rosenblum Monte Rosso Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits bursting red – black berries, vanilla, anise and black pepper.

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Rosenblum Rockpile Road Vineyard Rockpile Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.8- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine gives herbaceous notes and deep basted red fruit finish.

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