Category Archives: 9.1

March 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

While a longer month than last–it seemed to go so much more quickly.  One comforting constant is wine!  Here are my reviews both written and video reviews for the month of March. I am in full spring mode and keep … Continue reading

Posted in 9.1, Alentejo, Alicante Bouschet, Côtes du Rhône, Cochise County, Merlot, Napa Valley, Nerello Mascalese, San Benito County, Sauvignon Blanc, Sicilia, Sicily, Syrah / Shiraz, Tempranillo, Yolo County, Zinfandel | Leave a comment

April 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Just a few wines to share with you for this brief review for April. Some like to say Rosé season is on the horizon.  I always say Rosé is 365 days a year and 366 on a leap year.  Rosé … Continue reading

Posted in 9.1, Alsace, Côtes du Rhône, Cinsault, Clement Hills, France, French wines, Garnacha, Germany, Grenache, Mosel, Pinot Blanc, Prosecco, Rosé, Sparkling, Tempranillo | Leave a comment

Stepping Stone North Coast Rocks – 2010 – 9.1 – James Melendez

A blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot. 14.5% alchol content Definitively bold and appreciable wine; taste profile: bayberry, blackberry, nutmeg, Cardamom, black tea, white pepper, and Fennel. *** Cornerstone/Stepping Stone: http://www.cornerstonecellars.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy Read more of … Continue reading

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Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 91 Pts – James Melendez

80% Tempranillo 10% Grenache 10% Mourvedre 14.5% alcohol; very dry, essence of montmorency cherry, smoked black plum, clove, pepper, cardamom; rustic scent notes of cedar wood pile, warmed leather by touch, and a heavy wood forest in autumn. http://www.lidobaywine.com/ *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.comContinue reading

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Domaine Jean Vullien Roussette de Savoie – 9.1 – 2010 – James Melendez

100% Altesse; 12.5% alcohol content, vibrant, exemplary, definietivfely approachable. Beautiful gold coloration, scent of wild flower honey, grapefruit citrus, and first of season flower garden. Flavour notes of citreon, fennel, just shelled pine nuts, and delicate hint of baking spices. … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Sonoma Mountain Pickberry Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

This wine is  58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon; this wine give rustic hues of just split juniper wood, dried leaves, black ripe fruit.  Flavour characteristics: roasted black cherry, pomegrante, currant, smoke, chocolate, brown mushroom, fresh Thyme and bay leaf ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Franz Haas Südtirol Lagrien – 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Well structured; essence of blueberry, blackberry, Eucalyptus, nuanced dark chocolate, and baking spices. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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