Category 9.1

Stepping Stone North Coast Rocks – 2010 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

9.1

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.

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Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  • 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.

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Domaine Jean Vullien Roussette de Savoie – 9.1 – 2010 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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.

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Ravenswood Sonoma Mountain Pickberry Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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

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Franz Haas Südtirol Lagrien – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Well structured; essence of blueberry, blackberry, Eucalyptus, nuanced dark chocolate, and baking spices.

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Everett Ridge Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah – 9.1 – 2007 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blueberry confit, black pepper, Thyme and hint of chocolate and cinnamon.

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Scott Harvey Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of early season red cherry, strawberry, Tahitian vanilla, and rose petal.

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Dancing Hares Vineyard Napa Valley Red Blend – 2008 – 9.1 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • 45% Cabernet
  • 31% Cab Franc
  • 20% Merlot
  • 4% Petit Verdot

Barrel:

  • 85% New French Oak
  • 20 months in the barrel

Notes of tobacco, leather, blackberry, cassis, and deep rich pepper.

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Freemark Abbey Josephine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lighter red; sharp, dry and focused. Notes of leather, fallen tree on ground, bright red cherry, anise, hint of vanilla and truffle.

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James Johnson Vineyards Bisou Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of forest floor and fallen leaves, underbrush; taste profile; fresh red plum, dark cherry, sweet baking spices and hint of white mushroom.

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