July 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

These are wines and beers that I tasted in July – I prefer to publish in the middle of the month but it was a busier than usual hence the last day of the month.

Peter Zemmer Alto Adige/Südtirol Pinot Grigio 2018





Nose of Lemon peel, white stone fruit, flowers and seashells.  Palate of yellow stone fruit, dried citrus, oyster shell and beeswax

Peter Zemmer website

Record Family Paso Robles Viognier 2018





This is a SIP Certified wine. Nose of gold citrus, white peach, and honeysuckle.  Palate of yellow stone fruit, Meyer lemon peel and beeswax.

Record Family Winery

Bishop’s Peak San Luis Obispo County Talley Vineyard Chardonnay 2018





This Chardonnay is a SIP Certified wine; 13.5% ABV and is a screw cap wine.  The wine was fermented in stainless and in neutral French oak barrels.

Nose of green apple, almond and honeysuckle; palate of green apple-green pear, stones and hint of fresh flowers.

Talley Vineyard Website

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Cuvée Oumuamua Central Coast White Wine 2018

What a great capsule/screwcap!





This wine is a blend of 54% Grenache Blanc and 46% Vermentino; 13.5% ABV, sourced from 46% Cedar Lane Vineyard, 37% Paragon Vineyard and 17% Beeswax Vineyard.  This wine presents with a nose of tropical fruit, crushed seashells and flowers; palate of pear/apple, orange zest and beeswax.

Bonny Doon Website

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant Cuvée Oumuamua Monterey County Red Wine 2018






This wine is composed of 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, and 13% Syrah; grapes are sourced from Alta Loma 48%, Loma del Rio 35%, Mesa Verde 6%, Zayante 6%, Rancho Solo 4% and Lieff Vineyard 1%; 13.5% ABV.  Nose of blackberry, cherry, lavender and freshly ground spices; plate of black cherry, dried red rose petals, pepper and hint of Tarragon.

Bonny Doon Website

Until next month – let me know if you have tasted any of these wines?



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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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