Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

July 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are the wines I tasted this July and the notes and scores for each. I tasted wines from Oregon, Washington, Argentina, and California in this review cycle. Here are a collections of wines I tasted during July. Cathedral Ridge … Continue reading

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A Classe A Visit to Hall Napa Valley Winery – James Melendez

I rarely get the chance to focus on visiting and writing about one winery in Napa Valley or anywhere.  I am constantly asked for a top list of places to visit in Napa or Sonoma but the next natural question … Continue reading

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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 Melendez

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 – 92 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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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