Monthly Archives: August 2010

Westerhold Bennet Valley Syrah – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Balanced; complex; this wine has notes of wild dark cherry, chocolate dust, fennel and scent of suede and thyme. Winery website: http://www.westerholdwines.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A … Continue reading

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Maroon Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is quite dark; dense notes of blueberry, cinnamon, and a deep sense of  earth (mushroom, moist autumnal Plum orchard). Winery website: http://maroonwines.com/index.html *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a … Continue reading

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Merry Edwards Flax Vineyard Russian River Valley Flax Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A harmonious wine; melding together notes of wild dark bramble berries,  violets, chocolate, lavender, mushroom and Eucalyptus. Winery website: http://www.merryedwards.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of … Continue reading

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Ceja Carneros Chardonnay – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Green apple, mineral, white pepper, slight mushroom and wood. Winery website: http://www.cejavineyards.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Lone Madrone Paso Robles Tannat – 2005 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Inkwell dark; highly acidic and dry; blueberry, cardamom, scent from at late summer herb garden and lavender. Winery website: http://www.lonemadrone.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of … Continue reading

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Charnu Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Focused, balanced—complex.  This wine presents with notes of cassis, chocolate, white truffle, Autumnal pitted fruit orchard and cardamom. Winery website: http://www.charnuwinery.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Spencer Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Great to see Sauvignon Blanc coming from Mendocino County; superbly dry; brightly acidic; notes of dried fennel, crisp Autumnal apple, and dusting of nutmeg. Winery website: http://www.elizabethspencerwines.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One … Continue reading

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