Monthly Archives: October 2011

Louis Roederer Brut Cristal – 2006 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Buddha hand citrus zest, Seckel pears, white rose petals, and hint of 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 … Continue reading

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Dom Perignon – 2002 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Essence of passionfruit, Comice pear, Quince, Brioche, and slight hint of blood orange zest. ¡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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Abbazia di Novacella Müller-Thurgau Valle D’Isarco – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Crisp–mineral driven; highly focused; stone fruit–in particular white peach, essence of green citrus zest 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 … Continue reading

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The Terraces Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of smoked wild blueberry, blackberry, nuanced lavender and Eucalyptus and dash of allspice.   ¡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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Hawk & Horse Red Hills Lake County Latigo – 2006 – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This dessert wine is 16% alcohol content; 13% residual sugar; spend 26 months in new French oak. This vineyard is 2,200 feet above sea level. This winery uses both biodynamic and organic farming practices. This wine has the right focus; … Continue reading

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Masperie Les Escures Cahors Malbec – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Super dark wine notes of  blueberry, mushroom, hint of chile Ancho, and lavender.  Rustic scents of leather, sage and wood pile. 100% organic malbec Think this is the Malbec that everyone wants to enjoy but never ends up buying.  A gorgeous … Continue reading

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Zinfandel–an International Wine Varietal–Part I – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I had to say that Part I is a statement about Zinfandel–not that I have never talked about Zinfandel but the continuous unfolding of Zinfandel.  This is a drum roll for this wine.  Zinfandel has been thought of as “fun” … Continue reading

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