Monthly Archives: October 2012

Errázuriz Valle de Aconcagua Sauvignon Blanc – 2011 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Tasting through quite a number of high quality Sauvignon Blancs from Chile–a great find and I certainly recommend finding a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc if you are a fan.  Notes of freshly peeled grapefruit peel and zest, sesame white tea, and hibiscus. … Continue reading

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Stepping Stone North Coast Rocks – 2010 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot. 14.5% alchol content Definitively bold and appreciable wine; taste profile: bayberry, blackberry, nutmeg, Cardamom, black tea, white pepper, and Fennel. *** Cornerstone/Stepping Stone: http://www.cornerstonecellars.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy Read more of … Continue reading

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Interview with Ole Udsen – Southern Wine Italian Expert – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

James the Wine Guy Notes: I very much enjoyed meeting Ole Udsen–I met Ole at the Masseria Altemura for the inaugural opening- October 2012.  I am delighted to know someone who not only is expert and extremely articulate about wine … Continue reading

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Brandborg Umpqua Valley White Pinot Noir – 2011- 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of yellow citrus zest, organic marshmallow. Flavour notes of organge an yellow citrus zest, golden raspberry, organic marshmallow, tea, biscuit, bay leaf, and violets http://brandborgwine.com/ *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.com ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around … Continue reading

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Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

80% Tempranillo 10% Grenache 10% Mourvedre 14.5% alcohol; very dry, essence of montmorency cherry, smoked black plum, clove, pepper, cardamom; rustic scent notes of cedar wood pile, warmed leather by touch, and a heavy wood forest in autumn. http://www.lidobaywine.com/ *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.comContinue reading

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Ivasari Old Vines Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Produced by Cantina Fratelli Barba 13.5% http://www.fratellibarba.it/english.htm Aged 14 months in French Oak – 100% Montepluciano $22.99 – SRP Scent notes of fallen leaves on autumnal forest floor, chocolate, crushed blueberry and violets. Northerly fruit–just picked blueberry, bayberry, bright red … Continue reading

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Castello di Amorosa Dolcino Gewurztraminer – 2011 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dolcino meaning a slight hint of sweetness–12% alcohol. Notes of granny smith apple, cinnamon, clove, almond and white tea Enjoy with curried chicken salad or a simple cheesecake. *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.com ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine … Continue reading

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