Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wente Louis Mel Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – 8.9 – James Meléndez

Louis Mel was a French immigrant who took Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cuttings from the Marquis de Lur Saluce (Chateau d’Yquem). This wine is 13% alcohol content. This wine exhibits of Meyer lemon zest, sesame, Comice pear, hint of papaya, … Continue reading

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Schott Zwiesel Pure Collection – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have 3 out of 33 styles– I utilise the Bordeaux, Burgundy and white wine glass. Great construction and lyrical design. Very happy with use, cleaning, upkeep and general durability. Very pleased with long term performance of this wine glass. … Continue reading

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Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 70% Chardonnay 20% Chenin Blanc and 10% Mauzac.   ¡Salud!   http://www.jamesthewineguy.com   ***     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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Portland, Oregon—Gateway to a Capital of the Beverage Arts – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  Portland is a great gateway for the Pacific Northwest beverage arts culture.  Always a smaller gateway when compared to San Francisco or Seattle—but that does not matter.  And in many ways it is not just a gateway but a … Continue reading

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Bravium Winemaker Derek Rohlffs Interview – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Note: interview questions below are a larger more extensive interview to supplement the video interview. *** 1.  What was the moment that you unequivocally decided to become a winemaker?  Was it tasting a specific wine? And / Or Visiting a … Continue reading

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Argiolas Costera – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Superbly dry. Notes of red plum, raspberry, early season bright red cherry, bramble notes; blackberry, chile Ancho, Shiitake mushroom, Cardamom and cinnamon and bay leaf on finish ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around … Continue reading

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Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer – 2011 – 9.2 – James Meléndez

Dry yet giving a signficant presence and mouth fill …spit roasted flesh comice pear, Spitzenberg apple freshly sliced, mineral, graphite, cinnamon cereal, white floral bed, almond and ginger. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions … Continue reading

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