Category Archives: Argentina

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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Top 100 Wines of 2018 – James Melendez

The great race to name the top 100 wines is like Christmas/winter holiday retailers putting out their assortments earlier year over year.  So too is James Suckling on November 5, 2018 and Wine Spectator November 19, 2018.  Next year I … Continue reading

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Salentein Wine Tasting – James Melendez

I get a ton of Mendoza Malbec offers to taste constantly-in fact there is no other region–no other variety that I get as many offers. Though much less common to taste high quality, well-made Malbec wines from Argentina.  And I … Continue reading

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My Wine Tasting Wish List 2018 – James Melendez

In the past few years I have been writing about wines on my wish list for this year. Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some wines left over on my tasting table … Continue reading

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Susana Balbo Crios Rosé of Malbec and Rosé of Malbec – James Melendez

Susana Balbo Crios Torrontés 2016 12% ABV Scent of Adriatic fig, just sliced Granny Smith apple, oyster shell, passion fruit, flowers and white tea. Flavor characteristic: passion fruit, Meyer Lemon, comice pear, flowers and moist stones **** Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec … Continue reading

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Malbecs Tasted on World Malbec Day 2017 – James Melendez

Here are a few Malbecs I tasted for this years World Malbec Day 2017. Graffigna Centenary Estate Bottle Reserve Malbec 2014 This wine is mineral forward, Waldo blackberry, clove, espresso and Thyme. 14% ABV * ********************************************* Saurus Select Patagonia Malbec … Continue reading

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A Flood of South American Wines on my Tasting Table – James Melendez

Every year I chart out what I want to taste for the year ahead–actually I start planning in December. My goal is to complete my racetrack of wine tasting.  I borrowed this term from a business operational tool.  I want … Continue reading

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