Category Archives: Calaveras County

A Case for Canadian Wines and Okanagan Valley – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

I have had the good fortune of visiting Okanagan Valley two years in a row (2013 and 2014). I have tasted dry wines from this region only as four years ago; and I find that hard to believe. I have … Continue reading

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Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

80% Tempranillo 10% Grenache 10% Mourvedre 14.5% alcohol; very dry, essence of montmorency cherry, smoked black plum, clove, pepper, cardamom; rustic scent notes of cedar wood pile, warmed leather by touch, and a heavy wood forest in autumn. http://www.lidobaywine.com/ *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.comContinue reading

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Millaire Ghirardelli Caleveras County Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of Roasted red plum, bacon, and pine nut; scent of lavender and cedar. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Chatom Calaveras County Zinfandel – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wild cherry-slight blueberry, crushed dried herbs, chestnut; scent of moist earth, fallen leaves and autumnal fruit. ¡Salud! ** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Newsome Hallow Calaveras County Petit Verdot – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wild blueberry, game, brown mushroom; scent of vanilla, Thyme and moist sweet Autumnal air. *** Winery website: http://www.nhvino.com/ ¡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 … Continue reading

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Bodega del Sur Calaveras County Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Cassis-blueberry coulis, freshly ground dried Guajiillo, dark chocolate, and truffle. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://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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Bodege del Sur Calaveras County Carmesi Red Blend – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

50% Tempranillo, 25% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvigno; balanced and complex; notes of roasted dark red fruit, baking spices, and chile Poblano. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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