Monthly Archives: August 2009

Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is quite different from it’s sister–Bin 28–but there is nothing wrong with that.  This shiraz has a full expression of it’s appellation…some people mistake it for subdued quality.  There is nothing subdued about this wine – an expressive … Continue reading

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Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A superbly dry, very dry Riesling—so little residual sugar—almost non-detectable. Lovely notes of hibiscus, almond, and white peach basked in a brilliant acid. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Panilonco Colchagua Valley Merlot Malbec – 2008 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A light weight wine with subtle berried fruit notes coupled with sweet wood and mineral on finish. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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St. Mary Bells & Whistles Limestone Coast Red Blend – 2005 – 8.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This red blend is Cabernet Sauvignon 65&, Shiraz 20%, Cabernet Franc 11% and Merlot 4%.  This wine is superbly hot at 15% alcohol.   This wine heat obscures some of the blueberry notes; and plenty of chile Poblano and chile Passilla, … Continue reading

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Epicuro Lazio Vermentino – 2007 – 8.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is superbly dry in a beautiful honeyed hue with notes of almond, Granny Smith green apple… and a slight herbaceous finish.  a perfect wine for summer time sipping and low in alcohol in 13%.  Vermentino is a wine … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy on a Social Media Near You

I am in almost all social medias. I have listed a few of the major social medias below. Take a look–Thank you! ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/jamesthewineguy James the Wine Guy blogs: https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/ James the Wine Guy … Continue reading

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Epicuro Salice Salentino Reserva Negro Amaro Malvasia Nera Blend – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine from the Salice Salentino which is the boot heal of Italy–it’s 80% Negro Amaro and 20% Malvasia Nera.  The Negro Amaro grape in mine opinion is a grape to look out for from Italy–it is a beautifully scented … Continue reading

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