Monthly Archives: May 2009

Santa Ynez Valley Winery Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I got this bottle as a test – after all how good could a $8.99 bottle of Cabernet Franc be?  I was regretting my purchase before opening the bottle—I thought this is too high for what I expected to be … Continue reading

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Longboard Russian River Valley Syrah – 2005 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A nicely weighted wine; deep dark garnet, beautiful herbaceous notes; baked plum, and chile Pequin. *** 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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D.H. Gustafson Dry Creek Mountain Vineyard Syrah – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

Fruit forward; raspberry, blueberry; mid-summer herbs, and allspice-cinnamon. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James … Continue reading

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D.H. Gustafson Dry Creek Mountain Vineyard Petite Sirah – 2006 – 8.7 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits black peppers, forward acids, medium body and formidable tannin with accents of roasted red pepper, Porcini mushroom and essence of Piñon. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Syrah – 2004 – 8.9- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Gorgeous deep ruby-garnet fruit; roasted Boysenberry accented with wood, crushed allspice and fennel. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste Michelle Ethos Columbia Valley Syrah – 2005 – 8.7 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

A high acid Syrah slightly vitreous wine exhibiting the following notes: winter baking spices, roasted red plum, Royal Gala apple, and cedar. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Drappier Blanc de Blanc Cuvée Signature NV – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A delightful Blanc de Blancs with a full spectrum of freshly baked bread, Meyer lemon zest, almond, and passionfruit. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 … Continue reading

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