Monthly Archives: January 2010

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) Grand Tasting 2010 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

ZAP’s Grand Tasting each January is an event that produces comments that show one’s love or not for the event–there is not in-betweenness.  The myriad of not liking it center around the participants and the over imbibing of the Zin. … Continue reading

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Stefano Accordini Amarone Classico della Valpolicella – 2005 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella and 5% Molinara–a completely captivating wine; wildly oscillating notes ranging from baked blueberry, fennel, field mushroom and chocolate, a marked point of enjoyment for any meal and perfectly suitable to drink by itself. … Continue reading

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Loimer Kamptal Grüner Veltliner – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A polished wine with distinguishing characteristics of geen citrus peel, white nectarine, pepper and white lily. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Stift Goettweig Grüner Veltliner – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine gives an abundance on the front end; plenty of mineral, green citrus zest, and delicate anise. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James … Continue reading

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Summerer Kamptal Grüner Veltliner – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits notes of fleshly white peach, white pepper, freshly peeled lime rind, and awash in a gorgeous acid. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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Zanthro Burgenland Zweigelt – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

A light bodied red wine from Austria–distinctive–you know you are not drinking any red wine.  Characteristics of early summer red plum, baking spices, slight pepper, and each tasting phase acid is pronounced. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Franz Hirtzberger Federspiel Steinterrassaen Riesling – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

A focused and delightful Riesling; absolutely generous acid structure; exhibiting notes of white pepper, truffle honey, stone fruit like nectarine and peach, and with a delightful and subtle citrus finish. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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