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Top 400 Wines: Once in a Decade – 2010-2019 – James Melendez

There are many top 100 wine annual lists and I produce one as well.  I love the research and review of wines I taste yearly. Thought, I have never found it an easy task as I taste a large set … Continue reading

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Derek Rohlffs and Bravium Wines – Wines from Passion – James Melendez

In my vocation I meet a lot of people; wine producers, fans and everyone in between.  And I am privileged to meet so many exceptionally talented and friendly winemakers.  This year (2012), I met Derek Rohlffs founder and proprietor of … Continue reading

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Miner Family Simpson Vineyard California Viognier– 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Apricot-green fig, crushed pine nuts, and Scent of stargazer lily and mid-summer evenings herbal garden. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Bogle California Old Vine Zinfandel – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Bogle a family owned winery; producing Old Vine Zinfandel that you might have seen at your retailer and might have passed by.  This wine possess a high level of quality and delivered at a great value. *** A plethora of … Continue reading

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Kathryn Kennedy California Lateral Red Blend – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine is 54% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot 6% Malbec.  Smoked blueberry / blackberry, Brown mushroom, chocolate, and delicate clove notes. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Miner Family Simpson Vineyard California Viognier – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Bright floral notes, spiced Comice pear, cashew and pepper. ** ¡Salud! 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 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Aver Family Hope California Rhone Red Blend – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine is 37% Petite Sirah, 36% Syrah, 17% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.; notes of cassis; organic Turkish figs, dried herbs and cashew. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Aver Family California Hope Red Blend – 2007 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine a blend of 37% Petite Sirah, 36% Syrah, 17% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre and presents with notes of warm blackberry, ground allspice, chile poblano, wood and chocolate. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Bogle California Sauvignon Blanc – 2008 – 8.4 – James Melendez

A decent but not a thrilling Sauvignon Blanc–Sauvignon Blancs can be exciting and work deliciously with seafood.  This wine contains notes of dried lemon peel, blood orange zest and fennel. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Turley Old Vines California Zinfandel – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This Zinfandel exhibits lovely notes of rose petal, nutmeg, cardamom, Crimini mushroom and wood. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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