Monthly Archives: March 2009

Llama Mendoza Old Vine Malbec – 2005 – 8.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A delightful rich and bold Malbec–plenty of herbaceous notes – fennel, anise and black pepper, cedar, field mushroom, chocolate, and blueberry.  This wine holds promise but unfortunately the synth cork was noticeable.  I would love to try this wine without … Continue reading

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Qupé Santa Ynez Marsanne – 2006 – 8.8 -James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine that is served well with food or even as a stand alone wine.  The wine has bright and vivid acid complementing the subtle tropical fruit notes of star fruit and passion fruit with a hint of nutmeg and … Continue reading

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5 Mile Bridge Margarita Vineyard Paso Robles Syrah – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Deep ruby in color; a bold and sophisticated Syrah with dark chocolate notes layered with soft black pepper, Oaxacan spice and ending in baked blackberry and açaí. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Sutcliffe Vineyards Colorado Signature Merlot – 2006 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I never had a Colorado Merlot or any wines from Colorado before–this wine can be judged on it’s high altitude for a unique wine–this wine is bold and rich like it’s California brethren but lighter in body but still packed … Continue reading

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Tierra Brisa Mendoza Chardonnay – 2006 – 8.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is an un-oaked Chardonnay; pale straw color and a refreshingly crisp Chardonnay with very generous acid.  Bounteous Comice pear, vanilla, almond, and Lychee fruit. This bottle was sealed with a synth cork. *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2007 – 8.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I do think this wine would be markedly better if there was either a screwcap or real cork.  I think this wine and they have utilized real cork previously.   I include in this rating a subtraction for the synth cork. … Continue reading

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Macari North Fork #1 Sauvignon Blanc – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Honeydew melon, crisp Granny smith apple on layers of white pepper and white roses petals. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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