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Month June 2009

Novella Synergy Blanc Paso Robles White Blend – 2008 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A perfect picnic basket wine; completely accessible and appreciable with many palette preferences.   Delicate, evocative and racy acids; this is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Muscat Canelli the notes are exciting – white peach, kiwi, hibiscus, and long mineral finish–drier than you might expect.  All this for just $4.99 at Trader Joes.  Not sure of the distribution of this wine — and if found outside of California or another retailer I am sure it would be a different price point.  It is rare to find a $4.99 that is drinkable and this wine is not just drinkable but pleasing.  EOS is the winery producing this wine.

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Thank you for Your Votes – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Thank you for your support and votes for the Murphy-Goode wine correspondent contest.  Nice to know I have wonderful supporters out there–I am truly grateful!

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Shane The Unknown Sonoma County Syrah – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine with superb acid and tannic structure gives notes of red pear, crushed spiced, chocolate and scent of dried leaves.

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Hahn Central Coast Syrah – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

This wine gives notes of cherry-cranberry, biscuit, cashew and Asian simmering spices.

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Io Upper Bench Santa Maria Valley Syrah – 2005- 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine with thick tannins; floral notes of red rose petal, violet; notes of ground cardamom, truffled honey and moist earth.

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Chateau Ste Michelle Wahluke Syrah Limited Release – 2005 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine with formidable tannins; notes of roasted red pear, philo dough, almond, and chocolate. Drink now through 2013.

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Shane The Villain Mendocino Syrah – 2007 – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A medium bodied wine with notes of red pluot, roasted Marcona almond, Mission fig, and wild mushrooms.  Drink now through 2011.

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Olson Ogden Unti Vineyard Dry Creek Syrah – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine has supple tannins, beautiful acid structure; fragrant summer flowers, raspberry, Crimini mushroom and scent of late summer rain.  Drink now to 2011.

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Eric Kent Kalen’s Big Boy Blend Sonoma County Syrah – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine gives supple and luxuriant tannins; this wine has characteristics roasted brambled fruit, fennel, mid-summer black Krim Heirloom tomatoes and chocolate dust. Drink now through 2012.

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Delille Doyenne Signature Red Mountain Syrah – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a predominate Syrah wine with a touch of Viognier – 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier; an expertly crafted Syrah; elegant structure.  This wine has notes of roasted red plum, Mexican cinnamon, fall leaves, and scent of Suede.  Drink now through 2012.

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