Category Archives: 9.4

2019 Midsummer Wine & More Reviews – James Melendez

A lovely month of diversity.  I love red and white wines year and, of course, rosé is particularly appreciable but I do love rosé year round.   I am constantly asked if I prefer red or white wine to which I … Continue reading

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Hawks View Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir – 2010 – 9.4 (94/100 Pts) – James Melendez

This is all estate fruit.  This wine spends 12 months in 33% new french oak, 40% once filled french oak and 27% neutral french oak. A signature of Hanzel, Wadensvil, and Dijon Clones. Scent of a Douglas fir forest, stone fruit orchard … Continue reading

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Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2005 – 9.4 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Noticeably aromatic–definitively Zinfandel. Something about this growing region produces nicely dark Zinfandels; notes of wild blueberry, Marionberry, lavender, delicate hint of rose petal, slight hint of cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and Cardamom. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2003 – 9.4 – James Melendez

  Balanced, complex, highly nuanced–considerable finesse in this wine and shows how nicely Zinfandel can age (though not all age this finely); superb essence of rose petals, delicate mid-season red cherry, smoke, game and hint of lavender. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Thomann Station Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2008 – 9.4 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Distinct notes of Heavily wooded Sequoia forest, lush cherry, hint of lavender, wild  blackberry, rose petal, bacon fat and white pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Flora Wild Boar Pope Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.4 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Focused, dense and with considerable finesse; notes of wild blueberry, Acai, nutmeg, Cardamom, chocolate dust and white truffle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Aldo’s Vineyard Oak Knoll Zinfandel – 2009 – 9.4 – James Melendez

A luxuriant Zinfandel; well polished and elegant.  Notes of Acai, currant, blueberry, ground clove, lavender and dusting of chocolate. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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