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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting – 2010 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was a very difficult event to experience as there was not a well organized winery list of wines.  Only a small newsprint guide was given–a very hard way to record wines tasted.  Also, the environment was very crowded and not all wineries were present.  I made a print out of the wines I wanted to try and to some extent was able to try many of them but many more I missed as the wineries were not present.

Here are the reviews of the wines I tasted; some have been written up and the remaining will be completed.

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PB Heim Napa Valley Charbono – 2004 – 9.4

Macrae Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 9.2

Macia Amador County Barbera – 2008 – 9.2

Due Vigne de Famiglia El Dorado County Dolcetto – 2006 – 9.2

Pope Valley Reerve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.2

Muscardini Ukiah Valley Pauli Ranch Barbera – 2008 – 9.2

Zerba Walla Walla Valley Malbec – 2007 – 9.2

Ardente Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 2004 – 9.1

Distefano Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.1

Domenico Amador County Aglianico – 2006 – 9.1

Fortinos Brothers Carneros Pinot Noir – 2006 – 9.1

GV Cellars Solano County Green Valley Dolcetto 9.1

Keating Rockpile Malbec – 2007 – 9.1

Macrae Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.1

Merriam Dry Creek Cabernet Franc – 2006 – 9.1

Mettler Family Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.1

Mill Creek Dry Creek Merlot – 2005 – 9.1

Kenneth Volk Calleri Vineyard San Benito Negrette – 2008 – 9.1

Yorkville Yorkville Highlands Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.1

Zerba Walla Walla Valley Petit Verdot – 2007 – 9.1

Vision Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1

Witch Creek Valle de Guadalupe Nebbiolo – 2007 – 9.1

Graeser Family Diamond Mountain Cabernet Franc – 2004 – 9.0

Domenico Amador County Nebbiolo – 2006 – 9.0

Amphora Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.0

Due Vigne de Famiglia El Dorado County Nebbiolo – 2007 – 9.0

R&B Bingham Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.0

Philo Ridge Anderson Valley Pinot Gris 2008 – 9.0

Sorcellerie Neal 3 Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.0

Witch Creek Valle de Guadalupe Aglianico – 2007 – 9.0

Hannah Nicole Contra Costa County Merlot – 2006 – 8.9

Hannah Nicole Contra Costa County Le Melange Rouge – 2006 – 8.9

Kenneth Volk Pomar Junction Vineyard Paso Robles Verdehlo – 2008 – 8.9

Fenestra Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley Malbec – 2007 – 8.9

Fenestra Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc – 2006 – 8.9

Amphora Molinari Vineyard Dry Creek Malbec – 2006 – 8.9

Keating Rockpile Malbec – 2006 –  8.9

Minnassian-Young Paso Robles Malbec – 2006 – 8.9

Peirano Estate Lodi Tempranillo – 2006 – 8.9

Penman Springs Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.9

Philo Ridge Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer – 2008 – 8.9

Pope Valley Eakle Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.9

Venteaux Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.9

Vina Castellano Sierra Foothills Tempranillo – 2006 – 8.9

Vision Cellars Marin County Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9

Cubanismo Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.8

Mt. Vernon Clarksburg Petite Sirah – 8.8

Skylight Cellars Yakima Valley Malbec – 2007 – 8.8

Zina Hyde Cunningham Lake County Malbec – 2007 – 8.8

Berryessa Gap Yolo County Malbec – 2006 – 8.7

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¡Salud!

James the Wine Guy

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We all need water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.

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