Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

A Recent Tasting of Mondavi Wines – Summer 2017 – James Melendez

Surprisingly, I have not tasted Robert Mondavi wines in quite a while.  I had an opportunity to attend a pairing of Mondavi wines with food prepared by New York chef Theo Friedman.  The event which was at a private residence … Continue reading

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Kelowna, British Columbia: A Delightful and ‘Must Visit’ Wine Country – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Some wine countries are developed as you might expect–all the amenities and much more.  Other wine countries lack and ‘…only if they had more restaurants… more resorts, spas and stores.’  But each wine country is different and it would be … Continue reading

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Rocca Grigsby Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Melendez

I have not had a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in some time.  A welcome relief to taste this beautiful wine. This wine is integrated, luxuriant texture, and complex.  Scent notes of bramble patch in summer’s afternoon heat, softened leather, freshly … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Sonoma Mountain Pickberry Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is  58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon; this wine give rustic hues of just split juniper wood, dried leaves, black ripe fruit.  Flavour characteristics: roasted black cherry, pomegrante, currant, smoke, chocolate, brown mushroom, fresh Thyme and bay leaf ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Flora Springs Holy Smoke Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine weaves notes of black cherry, blackberry, lavender, smoke and autumnal spices–a polished and definitive wine. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 … Continue reading

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Freemark Abbey Josephine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lighter red; sharp, dry and focused. Notes of leather, fallen tree on ground, bright red cherry, anise, hint of vanilla and truffle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of tobacco and suede; flavor notes of mountain blackberry, confit of blueberry, anise, sweet chile ancho and allspice. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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