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Month January 2012

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

 

9.4

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert Biale Thomann Station Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2008 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Distinct notes of Heavily wooded Sequoia forest, lush cherry, hint of lavender, wild  blackberry, rose petal, bacon fat and white pepper.

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Egelhoff Walton Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dark in coloration, evocative and lyrical; cassis, Malabar pepper, Oaxacan simmering spices and vanilla.

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Egelhoff Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of Blackberry, undertones of Eucalyptus, sage and lavender.

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