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Shannon Ridge Lake County Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Black plum, dried brown Turkish fig, cinnamon-nutmeg freshly ground, dark chocolate. ¡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 Rights Reserved. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major … Continue reading

Shannon Ridge Lake County Barbera – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dry wine; Montmorency cherry-pomegranate, roasted fennel, pepper, and 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 Meléndez — All Rights Reserved. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias. … Continue reading

Signorello Napa Valley Padrone Red Wine – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: –       84% Cabernet Sauvignon –       8% Merlot –       8% Cabernet Franc Notes of grilled black and red summer fruit, smoked Cardamom, mushroom and hint of Mexican vanilla. ¡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

Black Sears Howell Mountain Red Wine – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: –       50% Caberent Sauvignon –       50% Cabernet Franc Roasted black plum, blackberry, toffee, hint of Eucalyptus, and violets. ¡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 Rights Reserved. James the Wine … Continue reading

Hartwell Family Stag’s Leap District Miste Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wild bramble berry Confit, dark chocolate, Marjoram and Cinnamon. ¡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 Rights Reserved. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias. … Continue reading

Violet Green Alder Springs Vineyard La Croix Mendocino Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:  –       60% Merlot –       40% Cabernet Franc  Notes of currant, blackberry, freshly ground herbs, chocolate dust 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 Meléndez — All Rights Reserved. James the … Continue reading

Von Holt Suacci Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Delicate and nuanced notes of  cherry, rose petals, white truffle and pepper.  Scent of lavender, cedar wood pile, and moist earth in an orchard. ¡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

Kelleher Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Focus on late summer red cherry, Cardamom, roasted fennel and Marjoram.  Scent of moist earth, fall leaves and worn suede. ¡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 Rights Reserved. James the … Continue reading

Klinker Brick Lodi Old Ghost Zinfandel – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted red apple, red-black cherry, cinnamon, cinnamon and vanilla ¡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 Rights Reserved. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias. … Continue reading

Luis Ochoa Napa Valley Red Wine – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal: –       Cabernet Sauvignon –       Cabemet Franc –       Merlot Focus on red and black plum, fresh strawberry, Thyme, and baking spices; smooth and lengthy 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 — … Continue reading

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