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

James the Wine Guy

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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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