August 2019 Wine Reviews -James Melendez

August was a very nice wine tasting month.

I enjoyed the variation of tasting wines at Family Winemakers of California 2019 tasting in San Francisco Dog Patch district at the Midway.  I will be writing under a separate article later for that event to give a recap of how this years tasting went.

 

 

 

 

 

Opolo Edna Valley Albariño 2018

Nose of Apple, green fig, and oyster shell.  Palate of green apple, fennel, and flowers.  This wine is a SIP Certified wine.

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Opolo Central Coast Viognier 2018

Nose of citrus zest, stone fruit and flowers.  Palate of tropical fruit, flower and beeswax.  This wine is a SIP Certified wine.

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Fiddlehead Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Grüner Veltliner 2017

An unexpected variety from Sta Rita Hills is a welcomed wine for my tasting table.  This is s SIP Certified wine.

This wine presents with a nose that highlights citrus peel, beeswax and oyster shell.  The palate is a mix of citrus zest and pulp, beeswax crushed oyster shell and flowers.

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Until September – I hope you had an equally great wine tasting month of August.

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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