Monthly Archives: February 2013

Delamotte Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut – 2002 – 9.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dazzling wine; excellence in Champagne–absolutely complex, delicate, nuanced and full of character. Notes of biscuit, Quince, exotic green citrus, warm almond, and Cardamom. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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S. A. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese – 2005 – 9.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

    This is the first wine I have ever rated at 9.8 (98) and I have been and will always be conservative in how I view and rate wine. This is a wine with considerable finesse, dense and yet … Continue reading

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Wine v. Beer Videos – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Randomly look for almost any video on beer on YouTube and you will begin to notice immediately is how popular beer videos are–in fact–look at the aggregate of video views and it can be common to see 800,000 or a … Continue reading

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Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Napa Valley Red Wine – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez

This Super Tuscan blend via Napa Valley is  66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 16% Sangiovese–the name La Castellana is the wife of the Lord & master of a castle. Scent of cedar wood pile, tangled wood, forest floor, dried … Continue reading

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The Beverage Arts in Portland – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

While Portland is a capital of beer–might I add world capital of beer—I do think surface has yet been completely scratched as it relates to urban wineries and distilleries.  Distilleries, ironically, out numbering urban wineries by a wide margin.  Portland’s … Continue reading

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Bergström Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2011 – 9.3 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Dense, lush Pinot Noir, exhibiting a continuous and nuanced spice tone. Exhibiting characteristics of Marionberry, blueberry, hint of game, smoke, fennel, cardamom and rose petal. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the … Continue reading

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Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2005 – 9.4 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Noticeably aromatic–definitively Zinfandel. Something about this growing region produces nicely dark Zinfandels; notes of wild blueberry, Marionberry, lavender, delicate hint of rose petal, slight hint of cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and Cardamom. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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