Monthly Archives: April 2010

Fenestra Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley Malbec – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wine focused on notes of blackberry, lavender, baking spice, scent of plum orchard and freshly sanded cedar. ¡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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Domenico Amador County Nebbiolo – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Reduced plum, Crimini mushroom, cinnamon, dark chocolate, scent of cedar box and violet. ¡Salud! *** 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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Domenico Amador County Aglianico – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Rare to see a U.S. produced Aglianico—this wine gives notes of flambéed red cherry, anise, mild chocolate, freshly ground allspice and mushroom. *** 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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Anglim Paso Robles Cameo White Blend – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is a blend of 50% Marsanne, 25% Roussanne, 25% Viognier.  And gives characteristics of Adriatic fig, white pepper, rose petal, nutmeg and slight hint of papaya. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Kenneth Volk Calleri Vineyard San Benito Negrette – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Kenneth Folk has on his website a category called Heirloom wines; Negrette is  rare in France and even rarer in the US.  When I visited Kenneth Volk at his table at the San Francisco Wine Competition—and compared to other tables—he … Continue reading

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Boeger El Dorado Merlot – 2005 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits notes of blueberry, dark chocolate, Malabar pepper and dried cherry on finish. ¡Salud! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JF3O5Wpkqw *** 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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Szöke Matyas & Zoltan Mátra Irsai Oliver – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Irsai Oliver is a relative of the Muscat and hence is very familiar to palette.  Vibrant acid; low alcohol.  This wine gives notes of grilled Seckel pear, white pitted fruit like nectarine, peach and pepper.  The scent is cedar box and spice … Continue reading

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