Monthly Archives: May 2010

Imagery Estate Sunny Slope Vineyard Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2000 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine presents well a decade in the bottle; notes of dark cherry, herbaceous no tes of fennel and Thyme, finishing with vanilla and chocolate; an amazing acid structure has kept this wine in it’s prime. ** ¡Salud! James the … Continue reading

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Half Year Report – June 1, 2010 – Top 20 Wines First Half of 2010 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This has been a phenomenal wine tasting season.  Many wines fly under the radar and that is both unfortunate and yet equally exciting.  There may be a seas of wine—not all of them are wines that make us take note—wines … Continue reading

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Calina Maule Valley Reserva Carménère – 2008 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The fabled grape from Chile; this wine gives notes of Blueberry-Blackberry, graphite, herbaceous notes and chile pepper. ‘** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Peter Zemmer Alto Adige Cortinie Bianco – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Grigio, 10% Sauvignon, and 10% Gewürztraminer.  This wine is dry; giving a centered base of mineral and notes of tropical fruit, Comice pear, pine nut and cedar box. ** ¡Salud! James the Wine … Continue reading

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Adamada Vinho Verde – 2009 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is made from Loureiro.  Meyer lemon peel and zest, cashew and roasted fennel. ** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Vinha Defesa White Alentejano – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is a blend of Arinto, Roupeiro, and Antão Vaz.  Notes of White nectarine; Seckel pear,  Thyme, white pepper, scent of late Fall herb garden. ** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Monte de Ravasqueira Vinha das Romãs White Alentejano – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 60% Alvarinho, 30% Viognier and 10% Arinto.  High acid; Snowbrite white peach, golden raspberry, New Mexico pine nuts and fennel. ** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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