Monthly Archives: August 2011

Praxis Russian River Valley Viognier – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Mineral driven; passionfruit, white tea, white fleshy peach and dash of pepper. ** ¡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 … Continue reading

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Black Sears Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dense, rich and evocative—distinctive Mountain fruit; blackberry, Acai,  smoke, Crimini mushroom, freshly ground Cardamom and Madagascar Vanilla. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © … Continue reading

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Tempranillo 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Well crafted—considerable finesse, very dry; amalgam of raspberry, strawberry, hint of Eucalyptus, and fennel. *** ¡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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Praxis Central Coast Lagrein – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A rare grape in Italy; even more rare here.  Essence of wild strawberry, Acai, Thyme and  Mexican vanilla. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Luis Ochoa Los Carneros Chardonnay – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of Granny Smith green apple, Adriatic fig and toasted almond. *** ¡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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Paloma Napa Valley Merlot – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Defined and stylistically refined, dark and dense; blueberry, cassis, smoke 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 / … Continue reading

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Lavender Blue Paso Robles Viognier – 2010 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dry—slight floral notes; Hibiscus, almond, yellow citrus zest and peel, and dash of sweet spice. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James … Continue reading

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