Category 9.2

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

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This Champagne was a lively wine–a bountiful amount of tropical fruit notes; passionfruit, Papaya, Meyer lemon zest, almond, biscuit and white tea.

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

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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.

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

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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 stacked and split juniper wood, fresh herb garden.   Flavour characteristics of  blueberry, Tayberry, sage, chocolate, white mushroom, fennel, pepper. lavender and cinnamon

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

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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.

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

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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 leaves and leather

Flavour notes of blueberry inter mixing with red and black cherry, black plum, fennel, black pepper, toffee and dried marjoram, Cardamom and cinnamon.

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

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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

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Ivasari Old Vines Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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Produced by Cantina Fratelli Barba 13.5%

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Aged 14 months in French Oak – 100% Montepluciano

$22.99 – SRP

Scent notes of fallen leaves on autumnal forest floor, chocolate, crushed blueberry and violets.

Northerly fruit–just picked blueberry, bayberry, bright red cherry, hint of game and porcini mushroom, micro hints and subtly of cinnamon and clove.

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Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer – 2011 – 9.2 – James Meléndez

Dry yet giving a signficant presence and mouth fill …spit roasted flesh comice pear, Spitzenberg apple freshly sliced, mineral, graphite, cinnamon cereal, white floral bed, almond and ginger.

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Don Pascual Tannat – 2010 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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Named after Pascual Harriague who introduced Tannat to Urugay a century ago.

notes of deep roasted black plum, fresh black cherry, cinnamon, bay leaf, white mushroom, and madagascar vanilla.

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St. Michael Eppan Lahn Sauvignon – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

 

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High elevation wine 480 500 meters / 1500 − 1640 above sea level.

Intense nose of Stargazer lilly, pear, bright coloured citrus
layered wine—superbly developed—even and complex; giving and highly nuanced; seared bosc pear, kumquat, almond, honey, truffle and pine nut.

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