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Month June 2010

Bink Randle Hill Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dried yellow-orange citrus peel and zest, cashew, white pepper and slight hint of nutmeg.

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James Meléndez

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Breggo Donnelly Creek Anderson Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dense cherry notes; pine nuts, sweet red pepper and scent of thicketed underbrush.

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James Meléndez

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***

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Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Cranberry reduction, nutmeg, chocolate, scent of violet and Marjoram.

**

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James Meléndez

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***

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Occasio del Arroyo Vineyard Livermore Valley Petit Sirah – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dried strawberry, smoked almond, and black pepper.  Scent of Thyme and underbrush.

**

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James Meléndez

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***

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Paraiso Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

What a difference a couple of vintages make—I gave the 2006 an 8.7.  Marked difference.  Roasted blueberry notes; sweet-spicy chile Guajillo; scent of earth and tree.

**

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James Meléndez

James the Wine Guy

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***

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Aver Family Hope California Rhone Red Blend – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 37% Petite Sirah, 36% Syrah, 17% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.; notes of cassis; organic Turkish figs, dried herbs and cashew.

**

¡Salud!

James Meléndez

James the Wine Guy

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***

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Aver Family Heritage Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Smoked Blackberry-raspberry, anise, Brazil nut and medley of mild mushrooms.

**

¡Salud!

James Meléndez

James the Wine Guy

http://jamesthewineguy.com/

***

A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world.

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B. Kosuge Oregon 1313 Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Pronounced notes of earth blueberry, mushroom and subtle biscuit. Scents of freshly split

exotic wood and violets.

**

¡Salud!

James Meléndez

James the Wine Guy

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***

A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world.

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Joseph Swan Vineyard Cuvee De Trois Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Preponderance of earthen notes – blackberry-blueberry Coulis, allspice, black pepper; scent of  a Fruit orchard in Fall and freshly split pine wood.

**

¡Salud!

James Meléndez

James the Wine Guy

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***

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Merry Edward Coopersmith Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir– 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Clones: Dijon 828 and UCD37. Characteristics of Acai, a cross between nutmeg-cardamom

(not a blend of the two but a spice that would be between), Chanterelle

mushroom, and scent of sweet cedar box and suede.

**

¡Salud!

James Meléndez

James the Wine Guy

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***

A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world.

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