Monthly Archives: January 2012

Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2003 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  Balanced, complex, highly nuanced–considerable finesse in this wine and shows how nicely Zinfandel can age (though not all age this finely); superb essence of rose petals, delicate mid-season red cherry, smoke, game and hint of lavender. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** … Continue reading

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Dancing Hares Vineyard Napa Valley Red Blend – 2008 – 9.1 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: 45% Cabernet 31% Cab Franc 20% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot Barrel: 85% New French Oak 20 months in the barrel Notes of tobacco, leather, blackberry, cassis, and deep rich pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from … Continue reading

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Freemark Abbey Josephine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lighter red; sharp, dry and focused. Notes of leather, fallen tree on ground, bright red cherry, anise, hint of vanilla and truffle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Prager Winery & Port Works Petite Sirah Port – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Cherry, toffee, smoke and red candy notes.   ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights … Continue reading

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Stanton Vineyards Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of exotic wood, cherry, red rose petals, baking spices and vanilla. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of tobacco and suede; flavor notes of mountain blackberry, confit of blueberry, anise, sweet chile ancho and allspice. ¡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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James Johnson Vineyards Bisou Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of forest floor and fallen leaves, underbrush; taste profile; fresh red plum, dark cherry, sweet baking spices and hint of white mushroom. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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