Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winery Visit: Paraduxx – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A sister winery to Duckhorn Vineyards; a unique winery even amongst other wineries in Napa.  This is a sit down winery; i.e. there is no tasting bar per se but a place to come with friends or family members to … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Hartford Family Winery – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This winery feels like you are entering someone’s Russian River Valley house (and where there is a winery out back).  This is a beautiful enclave in the Russian River Valley tucked away—not seen from a distance.  This wine house specializes … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Benizger Family Winery – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A very interesting winery and the many buildings you find along the way to the tasting room.  A beautiful landscape—you descend past several building and landmarks and are surrounded by either vineyard or other landscape.  I like autumn or winter … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Domaine Chandon – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have been to Domaine Chandon many times.  It is a magnate winery that many people visit; it can be crowded almost year round.  But this was one of the first wineries I visited in Napa Valley and I do … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Becker Vineyard – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is the only Texas winery that I have had the opportunity to visit.  In Texas Hill country near the charming Fredericksberg.  Becker Vineyards winery and tasting room is a beautiful stone structure; so authentic to the hill country.  I … Continue reading

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Tasting Room: Silenus Vintners Tasting Room – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wonderful tasting room (near Laird Family Estate winery—just north); a very nice tasting room where you might not think there would be one.  This tasting room features very small producers that I have not seen poured anywhere else.   The … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Rosenblum Cellars – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Part of the urban wine making experience.  A veteran winery based in Alameda, California producing a variety of wines.  Thought it is just across the bay from San Francisco on the island of Alameda—it has a few series of roadway … Continue reading

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