Category 9.0

Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Chardonnay – 2012 – 9.0 (90/100 Pts) – James Melendez

Easily approached; a delightful Chardonnay; essence of green citrus, white flowers, sesame, pine nut and hint of fennel.

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Thierry & Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Blanc – 2011 – 9.0 – James Melendez

An easy to put your arms around this white Burgundy.

Nicely dry; balanced and even; notes of yellow-orange citrus peel and zest, minerals in a stream, white peach, hint of fennel and tea.

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Red 7 North Coast Proprietary Red Wine – 9.0 (90/100 Pts) – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

9.0

This is a fun wine – a blend that is known only to the wine maker.   I did take 7 guesses as to each of the seven varieties in this wine: 1. Merlot 2. Grenache 3 Syraj 4 Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Zinfandel 6. Petite Sirah and 7 Mourvèdre.  I could be partially correct or completely wrong but I don’t think I am 100% correct either.  Again a fun wine to enjoy on it’s own or with pasta, pizza, burger and other foods.

This wine is layered and balanced with a great canvas of acid and alcohol to encapsulate wondrous scent and flavour characteristics:

Scent of Juniper forest floor, stone fruit orchard, freshly sliced black Krim tomatoes, cedar and leather.

Flavour profile of red cherry, Marionberry, red tea, tamarind, cardamom, allspice, Marjoram, violets and pepper.

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Castello di Amorosa Dolcino Gewurztraminer – 2011 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

9.0

Dolcino meaning a slight hint of sweetness–12% alcohol.

Notes of granny smith apple, cinnamon, clove, almond and white tea

Enjoy with curried chicken salad or a simple cheesecake.

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Archery Summit Vireton Willamette Valley Rosé – 2011 – 9.0 – James Meléndez

9.0

Clonally rich wine: clonal rich: pomard, wadenswil, 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, ASW2, Mariafeld, Martini.

Notes of organic strawberry, Pomegranate, green citrus, violets, golden Kiwi and cashew.

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Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

9.0

This wine is 70% Chardonnay 20% Chenin Blanc and 10% Mauzac.

 

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Argiolas Costera – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Superbly dry. Notes of red plum, raspberry, early season bright red cherry, bramble notes; blackberry, chile Ancho, Shiitake mushroom, Cardamom and cinnamon and bay leaf on finish

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David Bruce Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir – 2003 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Mid-season red cherry,  currant, red candy, fresh red rose petals, and earthly notes of Crimini mushroom.

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Erste und Neue Gröbnerhof Südtirol St. Magdalener – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez

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This wine is 93% Vernatsch (Schiava) and 7% Lagrein and 13.5 alcohol.

Sequencing of notes; Early season cherry, mountain strawberry, hint of red rose petas, fennel, and Malabar pepper.

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Tikveš Rep. of Macedonia Rkaciteli – 2011 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is Rkatsiteli (synonym in Macedonian is Rkaciteli).  Alcohol content of 13%
This wine gives notes of white peach, rainier cherry, white pepper, white tea, fennel, cinnamon and linger finish of apricot.  Well crafted bottle of wine and I do expect more wines from this producer to land in the US–I can wait to taste more wines from this region and also taste this producers Vranac.

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