Monthly Archives: July 2011

Auteur Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: not known Solid and sterling; Boysenberry, ground clover, sweet spices and chile Nuevo Mexico. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Aeshna Doctor’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Something magical about Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noirs…. Now I do like the word ‘magical’ to describe a complexity of characteristics that build for a wine that is greater than the sum of its components.  And I hope that the … Continue reading

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Keswick Monticello Merlot – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dense and well developed tannins; proof of a very nice and well balanced Merlot.  I was thinking it would be a lite style—instead this was proof positive of a Napa or even Bordeaux style Merlot.  Confit of blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, … Continue reading

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Keswick Monticello Viognier – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Hibiscus, orange citrus peel, vanilla bean, papaya and organic marshmallow. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Fairview Cellars Okanagan Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The saying “so close yet so far away” applies to Okanagan.  I am West Coast based and yet Okanagan might as well be a continent or two away… I have never seen a bottle of non-dessert Okanagan wine anywhere in … Continue reading

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Tondre Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Smoked blueberry, blackberry Confit, fresh Cardamom, Pioppini mushroom—lasting finish. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Skewis Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Well structured; Montmorency cherry-very slight cranberry, vanilla, rose petal and white truffle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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