Category Archives: 9.2

Troon’s Tannat Wines 2014 Vintages – James Melendez

I love Oregon wines.  The state (California) which I currently resides touches the border of Oregon but they might as well be thousands of miles/kilometers apart.  Simply because wine lists have few Oregon wines and when they do 90% of … Continue reading

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Henriot Brut Souverain NV – 9.2 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

  This Champagne was a lively wine–a bountiful amount of tropical fruit notes; passionfruit, Papaya, Meyer lemon zest, almond, biscuit and white tea. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Thomas Fogarty Lexington Santa Cruz Mountains Meritage – 2007 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts)

A lovely wine: Scent characteristics: Sanded cedar, well seasoned leather, pine forest floor, and plum orchard.  Flavour notes: Blackberry, Acai, Tayberry, violets, rose petals, sage, white mushroom and chile Poblano. ¡Salud! http://ww w.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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Rocca Grigsby Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Melendez

I have not had a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in some time.  A welcome relief to taste this beautiful wine. This wine is integrated, luxuriant texture, and complex.  Scent notes of bramble patch in summer’s afternoon heat, softened leather, freshly … Continue reading

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Stepping Stone Corallina Napa Valley Syrah Rosé – 2012 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Meléndez

  Such a beautiful and nuanced Rose — gorgeous, highly polished notes of wild strawberry, fennel, pink rose petal, white tea, just roasted pine nut, and delicate essence of gardenia. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from … Continue reading

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Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Napa Valley Red Wine – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez

This Super Tuscan blend via Napa Valley is  66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 16% Sangiovese–the name La Castellana is the wife of the Lord & master of a castle. Scent of cedar wood pile, tangled wood, forest floor, dried … Continue reading

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Brandborg Umpqua Valley White Pinot Noir – 2011- 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of yellow citrus zest, organic marshmallow. Flavour notes of organge an yellow citrus zest, golden raspberry, organic marshmallow, tea, biscuit, bay leaf, and violets http://brandborgwine.com/ *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.com ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around … Continue reading

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