Category Archives: Alto Adige/Südtirol

July 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

These are wines and beers that I tasted in July – I prefer to publish in the middle of the month but it was a busier than usual hence the last day of the month. Peter Zemmer Alto Adige/Südtirol Pinot … Continue reading

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December 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

What an amazingly quick year–so many wines and the last monthly addition.  I also published this month my yearly top 100 wines of 2018 in addition. I hope you had an amazingly great wine year and a great year in … Continue reading

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November 2018 Wine Review – James Melendez

                McPherson Texas Les Copains Red Wine 2015 A Rhône blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, An outstanding Rhône blend–integrated and balanced; one of the best Rhône blends I have tasted from Texas. Nose: … Continue reading

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August 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are the wine I tasted this month.           Cathedral Ridge Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  13.2% ABV Nose –  Loch Ness blackberry, violets freshly ground spices Palate – rich black/red bramble notes, cassis, chocolate, pepper … Continue reading

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June 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

          Peter Zemmer Alto Adige Pinot Nero 2017 Beautiful vitreous in coloration;  scent of mountain strawberry, pepper, moist earth leaves and violets. Palate of rich field strawberry, white pepper, hint of herbaceous and graphite notes. **** … Continue reading

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Top 50 Under Realised Wine Regions/Countries in the World – James Melendez

There are so many wine regions on the planet and many that are either rarely found at wine retailer or a restaurant wine list.  I wanted to create this wine list because there are so many wine countries that are … Continue reading

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Widmann Alto Adige Vernatsch – 2010 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Light bodied–elegant and nuanced lingering notes.  A mouth journey of early season raspberry-Boysenberry, anise, and white rose petals.  A dynamic wine. ¡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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Abbazia di Novacella Müller-Thurgau Valle D’Isarco – 2010 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Crisp–mineral driven; highly focused; stone fruit–in particular white peach, essence of green citrus zest and fennel. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James … Continue reading

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Elena Walch Alto Adige Lagrein – 2010 – 90 James Melendez

A curious grape, one that I seek out for it’s unique signature–superbly dry yet packed full of flavour. A book end of dryness—beginning to finish and in between notes of blackberry, blueberry, Cardamom, anise, pepper, and dark dark chocolate. Elena … Continue reading

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Raetia Alto Adige Riserva Lagrein – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Wild blueberry, touch of red plum, sprinkling of vanilla, warm sweet spices and crushed pecan ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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