Monthly Archives: November 2009

Doña Paula Mendoza Malbec – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted assembly of berried fruit: blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry; encased with chocolate, smoke, bramble and freshly ground allspice. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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Line 39 Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lake County a source of many good wines–Zinfandel, Syrah, Viogner and Cabernet Sauvignon.  This wine was light bodied; and had looser focus on it’s light red fruit and some semblance of earth and wood. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Nothing like a sparkling Rosé–there is a nice variety out there and many very expensive.  This is a very difficult wine to make so when you see the final product you experience a wine that comes with great effort.  I … Continue reading

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Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A classic Rioja composed mainly of Tempranillo and a very small addition of Graciano and Mazuelo.  Bold acid structure framing this medium body wine; a plenitude of roasted red fruit–cherry, red-black plum and a delicate dusting of Fall spice and … Continue reading

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Domaine Allimant-Laugner Alsace Riesling – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

This is a very dry Riesling–much drier than expected; slight and delicate touches of Meyer lemon zest, toasted almond and white floral notes.  A acid profile aptly suited to food. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Singularis Alentejo Trincadeira Aragonez – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted red cherry, dusting of baking spices, and earth notes of leave and trees a delightful acid content and a very nice partner to food. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Gary Farrell Bradford Mountain Vineyard Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits considerable mid-winter spice, roasted red apple-red pear and scented Fall forest. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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