August 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are the wine I tasted this month.






Cathedral Ridge Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 

13.2% ABV

Nose –  Loch Ness blackberry, violets freshly ground spices

Palate – rich black/red bramble notes, cassis, chocolate, pepper








Baileyana Edna Valley Firepeak Pinot Noir 2017

This wine is 14.2% ABV and it is a SIP certified wine.

Nose: Boysenberry, violets, crushed red candy and rose petals.

Palate:  Blackberry, cherry, coffee, Bay leaf and graphite notes

This is a SIP certified wine.








Chateau de L’Eperonniere Loire Rose 2017

Nose – mountain strawberry, dried lemons, flowers and moist stones

Palate – strawberry, green citrus zest and oyster shell.









Domaine Des Baumard Savennières Loire Valley 2016

Nose: white peach, green citrus, beeswax

Palate:  Italian fig, Comice pear, yellow citrus








Domaine LeCompte Quincy 2017

Nose – Bosc pear, green apple, oyster shell

Palate – Granny Smith apple, mix of green/yellow citrus, beeswax


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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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