Category Archives: Arizona

May 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are May 2019 wine reviews: Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Dry Riesling 2017 – $22 SRP         An aptly dry Riesling (I have included the back label to show the IRF scale) and to highlight this … Continue reading

Posted in Albariño, Alentejano, Arizona, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Chianti Classico, Cochise County, Corvina, Grenache, Malvasia Bianca, Paso Robles, Picpoul Blanc, Portugal, Red Blend, Red Wine Blend, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah / Shiraz, Tannat, Trebbiano | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alto Adige, Arizona, Cariñena, Côtes du Rhône, Chablis, Edna Valley, France, Mendoza, Rioja, Santa Barbara, Texas, West Bank, Wine Rating, Wine Review | Leave a comment

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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Callaghan Vineyard Sonoita Padres Red Blend – 2005 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This is the first Arizona wine I have ever reviewed.  This wine has the following varietal components:  49% Tempranillo, 31% Petit Verdot, 19% Carbernet Sauvignon, and 11% Cabernet Franc.  This red blend gives a nice back structure and giving a … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sonoita, Tempranillo | Leave a comment