Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bott Wine: Excellence of a Tokaj Hungary Wine Producer – James Meléndez

I wanted to release this article sooner but a large part of this year I was studying cultivars and since I couldn’t download a table of all wine grape cultivars I had to create my own.  This endeavor took a … Continue reading

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Jordan Winery…’Through the Trees, Vines, Gardens, and Lake’ Estate Tour – A Radiant Tour – James Meléndez

Jordan Winery in the heart of Alexander Valley known for bottling Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay and known for it’s beautiful Chateau tasting room and winery–in fact that is what the majority of visitors experience here.  Beginning September 5, 2013 you … Continue reading

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Thomas Fogarty Lexington Santa Cruz Mountains Meritage – 2007 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts)

A lovely wine: Scent characteristics: Sanded cedar, well seasoned leather, pine forest floor, and plum orchard.  Flavour notes: Blackberry, Acai, Tayberry, violets, rose petals, sage, white mushroom and chile Poblano. ¡Salud! http://ww *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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Red 7 North Coast Proprietary Red Wine – 9.0 (90/100 Pts) – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a fun wine – a blend that is known only to the wine maker.   I did take 7 guesses as to each of the seven varieties in this wine: 1. Merlot 2. Grenache 3 Syraj 4 Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Wine & Social Media…It’s What We Have Been Waiting For – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy I recently posted this presentation I gave in Rioja, Spain a couple of years ago.  And with the advent of it is easier to share presentations.  Better to have a second life that just a one and only … Continue reading

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Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

A gorgeous sparkling wine;  definitiveness in structure – notes of d’Anjou pear, blood orange citrus zest, green fig, sesame, hint of fennel and pine nut ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Rocca Grigsby Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Melendez

I have not had a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in some time.  A welcome relief to taste this beautiful wine. This wine is integrated, luxuriant texture, and complex.  Scent notes of bramble patch in summer’s afternoon heat, softened leather, freshly … Continue reading

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