Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fischer Unity Red Wine – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: –     75% Cabernet Sauvignon –     11% Cabernet Franc –     9% Merlot –     2% Petit Verdot –     2% Syrah –     1% Malbec This wines juice comes from Napa County 76% and Sonoma County 24%.   Notes of black plum, black cherry, … Continue reading

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Kachina Russian River Valley Chardonnay – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Fleshy seared white pear, orange citrus zest, sesame, cardamom and dash of white pepper. *** 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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Amista Morningside Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Essence of late autumn Comice pear, sliced red apple, cinnamon, white pepper and Hibiscus. *** 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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Monşer Dobrogea Fetească Neagră – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Fetească Neagră is an indigenous grape to Romania,  There is no known lineage to other wine grapes at this point.  Very unique and markedly distinctive.  High acid, low alcohol. There is no known lineage to other wine grapes at this … Continue reading

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Romanian Wines – Four Thousand Years in the Making – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Romania is the 7th largest wine producer in Europe and 11th in the world.  There are approximately 195,000 hectares / 481,000 acres planted.   Romania has a rich tradition of viniculture for over 4 millennia–few nation-states can say the same.  According … Continue reading

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Yoakim Bridge Dry Creek Valley Gallaway Vineyard Merlot – 9.0 – 2006 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blackberry, Acai Confit, Cardamom, smoke and delicate dash of chocolate dust. ¡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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Yoakim Bridge Dry Creek Vineyard Estate Zinfandel – 9.0 – 2008 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Red cherry-raspberry, dusting of roasted spices, and hint of white mushroom. A beautiful winery and quaint tasting room.  When I visited I enjoyed a meatball that had been made with a Zinfandel sauce–very delicious! ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at … Continue reading

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