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Month July 2009

Archeo Nero d’Avola – 2007 – 8.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine gives bright notes of cranberry-cherry, pepper and pecan.

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Epicuro Beneventano Aglianico – 2007 – 8.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Here is an Italian wine of Greek heritage that you hardly see at any wine retailer.

This wine presents with notes baked blackberry, ground clove, fennel and field mushroom… a very pleasant finish..  Light tannins a perfect Saturday afternoon sipper.

A fine price from …. You guessed it – Trader Joes… $4.99 a bottle.

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Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The Montepulciano grape is lighter in style, slightly vitreous, higher in it’s acid profile.  This particular wine is subdued in it’s initial taste.  This wine gives notes of black cherry and finishes prominently with cedar, pepper and sweet spices.  Overall this is a drier wine than might command food—Marinara-based food.

This wine another fine selection at Trader Joes and I continue to be pleasantly surprised with a $4.99 retail.  And there’s more…..it’s organic!  I don’t just review wines found @ Trader Joes—however—I am just finding outstanding values that are easy on the pocket book and make their offering makes it possible to enjoy wine without emptying your wallet.

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Epicuro Nero d’Avola – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The Nero d’Avola grape is nearly synonymous with Sicily and indigenous to Italy.  Nero means black and the southeast Sicillian village of it’s origin is Avola hence Nero d’Avola.   It’s a long name but a formidable wine low alcohol 13% it’s bursting with notes of  roasted blueberry, baking spices and wooded underbrush,  drier than you might expect with silky tannins  basking this dark inky wine.   This is a fantastic Nero d’Avola  and for the price I couldn’t believe I just paid $4.99 a bottle at Trader Joe’s.   It is in fact one of the best Nero d’Avolas I have had in some time.  The glass I drank this from cost more than the bottle price.

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Vigna Flaminio Rose of Negroamaro – 2008 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A bright and floral wine blushing with tart red cherry, cardamom and violet.

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Purpureus Cantine Ferri Primitivo – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits a slight rains qualities and roasted red apple and abundance of winter spices and warm wood.

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Villa Mottura Mottura Negroamaro -2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is a exhibit many wondrous qualities that are deeply earthy–the nose is moist earth, peat and exhibits qualities of mushroom, bright and supple red fruit with a bit of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.  13% alcohol content.  Serve with Pizza, marinara sauce.  Negroamaro is Italy’s next big red wine.

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Eric Kent Dry Stack Vineyard Bennett Valley – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A dense, inky wine; early summer red flowers; fragrant and delicate; splendid notes of cardarmom, allspice and tamarind.

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Lost Canyon Widdoes Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits notes of coffee, braised red apple, and Mission fig.

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Londer Anderson Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine has a plenitude of acid casing together notes of dried flowers, Oaxacan simmering spices and roasted red fruit.

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