Category Archives: Aglianico

Top 100 Wines of 2020 – James Melendez

Yes, 2020 was a year that we will always be remembered or a year we will always want to forget!  I also try to capture as many wines before publishing my top 100 – some wine reviewers publish in October—not … Continue reading

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Rosa de Oro Lake County Aglianico – 2006 – 9.3 James Melendez

Such a rare varietal produced in the US; low alcohol – 13.8%.  This wine imparts notes of Montmorency cherry, delicate plum, white pepper and nuanced mushroom. *** winery website: *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy *** James the … Continue reading

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Witch Creek Valle de Guadalupe Aglianico – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

You don’t often see Aglianico coming from outside Italy—and I was surprised to find an Aglianico from the Guadalupe Valley (Valle de Guadalupe) Mexico.  This wine is an homage to it’s brethren across the Atlantic.  This wine well balanced; slightly … Continue reading

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Domenico Amador County Aglianico – 2006 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Rare to see a U.S. produced Aglianico—this wine gives notes of flambéed red cherry, anise, mild chocolate, freshly ground allspice and mushroom. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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De Conciliis Donna Luna Aglianico Campania – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

A wine to covet for it’s inky quality, abundant acid, complexity, and thick tannins; plenty of spices: cinnamon, allspice, ground clove; roasted dark red fruit, blackberry and red plum, mushroom, and moist wood. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Epicuro Beneventano Aglianico – 2007 – 8.6 – James Melendez

Here is an Italian wine of Greek heritage that you hardly see at any wine retailer. This wine presents with notes baked blackberry, ground clove, fennel and field mushroom… a very pleasant finish..  Light tannins a perfect Saturday afternoon sipper. … Continue reading

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