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Month 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 was not as busy as he should have been.  I enjoyed this wine and had a second splash—I rarely do that—yes, rarely.

A gorgeous wine; focused and exhibits strength and finesse; notes of roasted blueberry, lavender, grilled fennel—a celebration of herb and spice—pepper and cardamom.

¡Salud!

***

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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!

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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 rack.

Tokaji upstages the non -stickies similar to Portugal’s Ports being the flagship and eclipsing it’s dry wines.  This wine perfect for SE Asian food like Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese.  A great find at only $9.99 at K&L Wine Merchants in San Francisco.

¡Salud!

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Wines of Portugal 2010 Tasting San Francisco – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Here are my scores of the followings wines I tasted at the Wine of Portugal 2010 tasting in San Francisco, April 5, 2010.  The wines of Portugal continue to stun the senses with refined wines that deserve much more visibility.  Portugal is still a wine nation that is still awaiting to be discovered; Port is a venerated wine that upstages it’s non-fortified brethren.  I look forward to tasting more Portuguese wines this year.  I am in the process of writing up each wine listed:

Ferreira Vintage Porto  – 2007 – 9.4

Sandeman Vintage Porto – 2007 – 9.4

Quinta da Gaivosa Vinha De Lordelo – 2007 – 9.3

Quinta do Pégo Porto Vintage – 2000 – 9.3

Reserve Fine Rich 10 Years Old NV – 9.3

Madeira Colheita Fine Rich – 1996 – 9.2

Reserve Fine Rich 5 Year Old NV – 9.2

Cartuxa Sandeman LBV Porto  – 2004 – 9.2

Pombal do Vesuvio Douro – 2007 – 9.2

Post Scriptum Douro – 2007 – 9.2

Casa Ferreirinha Quinta da Led Red Douro – 2007 – 9.2

Património Torres Vedras – 2008 – 9.2

Monte de Ravasqueira Alentejano Red – 2008 – 9.2

Poças Reserva Red – 2007 – 9.2

Cabriz Reserva Dão – 9.2

Vinha Real Vinho Verde – 2009 – 9.1

Dona Belmira Beiras – 2005 – 9.1

Loureiro Poças 20 YO Douro – 9.1

Poças 20 YO Douro – 9.1

CARM Douro – 2007 – 9.1

QdoE Bairrada – 2007 – 9.1

Porto Poças Vintage Douro – 2005 – 9.1

Vale de Cavalos – 2007 – 9.1

Vidigal Douro V.Q.R.P.D. Douro – 2005 – 9.1

Vale da Raposa Reserva Touriga Nacional – 2007 – 9.1

Foral de Évora Alentejo – 2008 – 9.1

Quinta do Pégo  Porto Vintage 2006 – 9.1

Foral de Évora Alentejo – 2006 – 9.1

Cartuxa Alentejo – 2007 – 9.1

Reguengos Reserva Alentejo – 2007 – 9.1

Syrah Alentejano – 2007 -9.1

Caves Bonifácio Alicante Bouschet Argonez Estremadura – 2007 – 9.0

Caves Bonifácio Alicante Bouschet Lisboa – 2008 – 9.0

Caves Bonifácio Cabernet Sauvignon Estremadura – 2007 – 9.0

Terras  do Minho Vinho Verde – 2009 – 9.0

Fonte da Serrana Alentejano Red – 2008 – 9.0

Kopke 10 Years Old NV Porto – 9.0

Cálem Colheita Brutalis Estremadura (Lisboa) Red Wine Blend – 2005 – 9.0

Aragones Alentejano – 2008 – 9.0

Coroa D’ouro Red – 2007 – 9.0

Herdade dos Grous Red Alentejano – 2008 – 9.0

EA White Alentejano – 2009 – 9.0

Casa Ferreirinha Esteve Red Douro – 2008 – 9.0

Esporao Reserva Red Alentejo – 2007 – 9.0

Sandeman 20 Year Old Tawny Port – 9.0

Cabriz Dão Encruzado – 9.0

Barros Late Bottle Vintage 2005-  Porto – 8.9

Casa do Cónego Lisboa – 2008 – 8.9

Vidigal Reserva Lisboa – 2008 – 8.9

Casa Santos Lima Fernão Pires Estremadura – 2009 – 8.9

Quinta do Pinto Alenquer – 2003 – 8.9

Vinhas do Lasso Estremadura 2008 – 8.9

Quinta da Lixa Vinho Verde Alvarinho – 2009 – 8.9

Quinta da Lixa Vinho Verde – 2009 – 8.9

Monte de Ravasqueira Alentejano Rosé – 2009 – 8.9

Monte de Ravasqueira Vinha das Romãs White Alentejano – 2007 – 8.9

Prova Red Alentejano – 2008 – 8.9

Senhor do Alto Lisboa – 2008 – 8.9

Vinha Defesa White Alentejano – 2009 – 8.9

Monte Velho White Alentejano – 2009 – 8.9

Monte Velho Red – 2008 – 8.9

Sec Vinhon Verde – 2009 – 8.9

Poças  LBV Port – 2003 – 8.9

Monsaraz Alentejo – 2008 – 8.9

Coros D’ouro White – 2009 – 8.9

Vinha da Defesa Red Alentejano – 2008 – 8.9

Sandeman LBV Porto  – 2000 – 8.9

Aliança Danúbio Bruto NV – 8.9

Quinta da Terrugem Alentejano – 2006 – 8.9

Herdade dos Grous Moon Harvested Alentejano – 2008 – 8.9

Quinta do Pégo Porto LBV Douro – 2005 – 8.9

Monte da Cal – Alentejano 2006 – 8.9

Berço do Infante Estremadura – 2007 – 8.9

Casa de Santar Reserva – 2006 – 8.9

Conde de Sabugal Douro – 2008 – 8.9

Quinta dos Quatro Ventos – 2007 – 8.9

Vista Beiras – 2007 – 8.9

Alabastro Alentejano – 2009 – 8.8

Aliança Particular Dâo – 2007 – 8.8

Quinta da Gaivosa 10 Year Old Port – 8.8

Reserva dos Amigos Selecão Especial Estramadura – 2007 – 8.8

Vidigal Shocking Green Vinho Verde – 2009 – 8.8

Conde de Palma Alentejano – 2006 – 8.8

Casa Antiga Dao – 2007 – 8.8

Casa Antiga Douro – 2008

Casa Antiga Alentejo – 2006 – 8.8

Adamada Vinho Verde – 2009 – 8.8

Loureiro Selected Vinho Verde – 2009 – 8.8

Quinta da Lixa Vinho Verde Espadeiro – 2009 – 8.7

Barros Lágrima NV Porto – 8.7

Reserva dos Amigos Lisboa – 2007 – 8.7

Vidigal Black & Black Estramadura Tinto – 2007 – 8.7

Grilos Dao – 2009 – 8.7

Altano Douro – 2007 – 8.7

Foral Douro – 2008 – 8.7

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¡Salud!

James Meléndez

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Miner Family La Diligence Napa Valley Marsanne – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine presenting with notes of delicate Comice pear, almond dust and sweet scent of white flower petals, hibiscus and rooibos.

¡Salud!

***

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Folin Estate Rogue Valley Syrah – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Rich tannins; wild cherry, roasted herbs, dark chocolate and the scent from a fruit orchard in Fall.

¡Salud!

***

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