Category Archives: Arroyo Grande Valley

Talley Arroyo Grande Rosemary Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2000 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A decade later this wine is still formidable–powerful, muscular; giving notes of blueberry Confit, Eucalyptus, pine nuts, allspice.  Dark and time i in the bottle was a complete benefit.  This wine has another 5-8 years left–amazing for a US Pinot … Continue reading

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Mercy Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dark cherry, cardamom-chocolate mint and truffle. Scent of freshly sliced Heirloom tomatoes and violets. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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La Rochelle Arroyo Seco Pinot Gris – 2004 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits notes of toasted almonds, blood orange zest, and green melon and white pepper–a delicate and well balanced wine–acids are thrilling and make for a crisp yet elegant wine. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Laetitia Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir Reserve – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A Central Coast Pinot with considerable complexity; bursting Turkish fig, rose petal, winter baking spices, and lots of welcomed earthiness—think Morel mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Laetitia Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir Estate – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Pinot Noir has heat from pepper, and some exotic spice, and brought together with red floral notes, *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir – 2004 – 9.2 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Talley vineyards produces not only reliable Pinot’s but Pinots with a luxe and silken art. I recently delighted in this Pinot with it’s bold structure that holds considerable finesse. I enjoy that it is not overly peppered or scented but … Continue reading

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