Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wonderful acid structure; bright and slightly tart; notes of mid eastern green citrus zest, Brazil nut, smoked fennel and green apple. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Clones: 115, Pommard Notes of delicate rose petal, Montmorency cherry, hint of white mushroom, pepper and smoke. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 … Continue reading

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Stepping Stone Napa Valley Cabernet Franc – 2009 – 9.1- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Deep dark cherry notes; accented with a hint of bramble fruit characteristics, white pepper, truffle and hint of light dark chocolate and violets. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Grande Vineyard Oak Knoll District Zinfandel – 2009 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Pronounced notes of blueberry, smoke, vanilla bean, freshly ground Cardamom, white pepper, and clove; scent of pink rose petals, underbrush and suede. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Monte Rosso Vineyard Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – 2009 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

An array of wild blackberry and cassis fruit, hint of freshly roasted pine nut, hint of lavender and chile Guajillo. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Black Chicken Oak Knoll District Zinfandel – 2009 – 9.2- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A symbol for Robert Biale wines and a sign post at the winery.  Notes of Montmorency cherry confit, Mexican vanilla, red sweet peppers, and Malabar pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the … Continue reading

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Piper-Heidsieck Rare – 2002 – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Pinot Noir – 35% Chardonnay – 65% Highly developed; lively and yet boldly fresh; complex and extremely subtle notes. Passion fruit, Kaffir lime, blood orange zest, Brioche and fresh almonds. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all … Continue reading

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