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

****

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

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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