April 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

April was a very quick month–just like each year January and February are relatively calm and after that we all seem to be on a proverbial banana peel.

I do loving tasting so many wonderful wines during the month.

Jason Stephens Santa Clara Valley Syrah 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.9% ABV; Deep garnet colouration; evocative nose of Blackberry, boysenberry, violets, suede and hint of freshly ground clove and cinnamon.  Palate of heirloom blackberries, red pepper, hoisin, Cardamom and dried red rose petals.

Jason Stephens

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District 7 Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nose: Bayberry strawberry freshly cut flowers, fennel cardamom

Palate: Graphite, cherry, ,pist stones, pepper

****

District 7 Monterey County Chardonnay 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nose: Heirloom apple, dried fig dried pear and flowers

Palate: Dried apple rings, Comice pear, hint of fennel and oyster shells

****

Bila-Haut L’esquerda Cotes du Roussillon Village Lesquerde 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.5% ABV; Nose: Marionberry, lavender juniper forest spice rack. Palate: Black cherry, clove, pepper and cinnamon

****

Santé,

James

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About James Melendez

II love wine and business. I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex I have been a former national wine marketing manager for a large off-premise food and wine retailer (280+ retail locations in 30 US States); the love for wine taught me the good practice of using the best methodologies to right side a business which unto itself is complex. Further complexity is wine. Wine simple to enjoy and yet profoundly complex because of many factors: Many grape varieties States of wine: sparkling, still and fortified wines Vintage Blends Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc. Many producer styles Many producers Limited supply Limited and often restricted distribution My experience is still a lot of intimidation with respect to wine. Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony. I have consulted with wine producers and association. I have spoken on Wine and Social Media, Wine and Video and The Business of Wine in conferences in the United States and Europe. Beer and spirits do have the same dynamics–there are many producers but compared to wine there is no other consumer product like it. I have been writing about since November 2006 on my site and I have over 2,890 wine videos on my YouTube channel talking about general wine subject matter as well as specific educational topics on wine and reviews. I have been a wine judge and have traveled to many wine countries in the new and old world. Wine has taken me to great places. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far. What wine is really about is sitting around a table with family and friends raising your wine glass and saying—to life! I love to write about travel, food, technology and business–please subscribe! Salute, *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2020, 2018, 2017, 2010 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved.
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