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Kovács Nimród NJK Nagy-Eged Grand Cru 2009 – 93 Points – James Melendez

I loved my Hungarian experience last year.  I call my journey’s ‘foot-on-ground’  While I explored Budapest–I didn’t get to explore it all.  There are still things I need to do on my next visits.  Budapest is both a place that … Continue reading

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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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Morlanda Criança Priorat – 2009 – 9.3 (93/100 Pts) – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Rare for me to taste Priorat wines–always a pleasure.  This wine is 50% Garnacha and 50% Cariñena Scent notes of Marionberry confit, cedar wood pile, stone fruit orchard in autumn Flavour characteristics of black cherry, pomegranate, Marionberry, cinnamon stick, freshly … Continue reading

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Tinhorn Creek Okanagan Valley Cabernet Franc – 2010 – 9.3 (93/100 Pts) – James Meléndez

This wine is proof positive of Okanagan Valley’s bonafide credentials of making world class wines. This wine is balanced, complex, sculpted and confident. Scent notes of warmed suede by touch, anise, cedar wood pile, moistened earth in Fall time. Flavour … Continue reading

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Bergström Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2011 – 9.3 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Dense, lush Pinot Noir, exhibiting a continuous and nuanced spice tone. Exhibiting characteristics of Marionberry, blueberry, hint of game, smoke, fennel, cardamom and rose petal. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the … Continue reading

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Conti Zecca Negramaro – 2008 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Negramaro is a synonym for Negroamaro. Scent notes of black cherry, graphite, underbrush and allspice. A gorgeous dry wine with impressive acid tone; black cherry in summer sun, cherry orchard, black plum, pepper, and ground clove This wins is 14% … Continue reading

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Eventide Wellington Shiraz – 2005 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent notes of juniper forest, leather, simmering Oaxacan spices and chiles and underbrush. Flavour notes of Acai, blueberry, amalgam of bramble berry, smoke, white mushroom, anise, bay leaf and Cardamom.  A gorgeous wine, great acid structure– an accidental and solid … Continue reading

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