Category Archives: 8.7

Familia Nueva Liberte Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Bright cherry, plum, allspice, chile Mulatto, and pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights … Continue reading

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Menco Joven – 2009 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal: Tempranillo Strawberry, black cherry, sweet pepper and pepper; notes of herb garden and moist earth. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Rosenblum Cellars – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Part of the urban wine making experience.  A veteran winery based in Alameda, California producing a variety of wines.  Thought it is just across the bay from San Francisco on the island of Alameda—it has a few series of roadway … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Van der Heyden Winery – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A rustic winery on the west side of Silverado Trail coming up from the town of Napa.  Driving up to winery through the vineyard is quite beautiful.  You may be greeted by a dog or two.   The tasting room is … Continue reading

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Frogs Leap Le Grenouille Rouganté Napa Valley Rosé – 2009 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

66% Zinfandel and 34% Valdigue; red floral notes, spiced red apple, cardamom and slight brown mushroom. ** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: JC Cellars – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Another urban wine making facility—JC Cellars shares the same roof as Dasche Cellars.  JC Cellars has an interesting assortment of wines either for purchase and / or tasting.  They specialize in Petite Sirah, Syrah, Marsanne and blends interestingly named: The … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Dashe Cellars – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

In East Bay urban wine maker.  It is a nice place to visit if you don’t want to drive to wine country and it is great to know that urban wine makers are within easy access.  This winery is definitive … Continue reading

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