Monthly Archives: 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. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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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. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez 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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Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Cranberry reduction, nutmeg, chocolate, scent of violet and Marjoram. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** 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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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. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** 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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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. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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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 http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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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. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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