Category Archives: Barbera

Palmina Honea Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Barbera – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Boysenberry, cherry, cardamom-cinnamon, red flower petals.  Scented plum, aspen forest and roasting pine nuts in shell. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Rosa de Oro Lake County Barbera – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Black cherry Confit, mid-winter apple, Pioppini mushroom and autumnal scents of pine wood burning, pine cones, and roasting walnuts. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Muscardini Ukiah Valley Pauli Ranch Barbera – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

I always anticipate what each wine I am tasting will be like—and then you are sometimes surprised…even wowed.  This wine was not what I expected.  A precise and distinct wine.  Spiced Plout, slight toffee, white pepper, and violet. *** ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Macia Amador County Barbera – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

An outstanding Barbera; spiced cherry, slight Heirloom tomato, wild herbs and mushroom. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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La Logia Santini Barbera d’Alba – 2007 – 8.6 – James Melendez

This wine presents with cranberry, pepper, anise, and scented Fall leaves. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez All … Continue reading

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Fontanafredda Briccotondo Piemonte Barbera – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This Barbera is quite dry presents with considerable and bold acid; Boysenberry, vanilla, pine and cedar forest, underbrush, plum confit, and ground mace.  A lovely wine that is nice with food and equally nice as a stand alone wine. Purchased … Continue reading

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Imagery Estate Sonoma County Barbera – 2001 – 9.3 – James Melendez

A well structured wine, beautiful, lyrical tannins; this wine presents with bold dark berry, toast, smoke, nutmeg and cardamom, cedar; a wine with wondrous complexity. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read … Continue reading

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