Category Archives: Carmenere

May 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are May 2019 wine reviews: Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Dry Riesling 2017 – $22 SRP         An aptly dry Riesling (I have included the back label to show the IRF scale) and to highlight this … Continue reading

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Casillero del Diablo Rapel Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.7 – James Melendez

This wine is produced by Concho y Toro named Casillero del Diablo– ‘cellar of the devil’.  The alcohol content is 13.5% – carmeneres have so many different styles – this style is on the predominate spice -fruit side as opposed … Continue reading

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Panilonco Colchagua Carménère – 2009 – 8.8 –James Melendez

Blackberry, blueberry, Acai, game, ground clove, and fennel.  Scent of earth after plums have fallen on orchard floor in autumn. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Secreto Valle de Colchagua Carménère – 2009 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Fully bodied wine, silky tannins; complex and well structured; wild dark cherry, cassis, chocolate souffle, cinnamon and vanilla. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Secreto Valle de Colchagua Carménère – 2008 – 88 – James Melendez

Complex wine; silken tannins; notes of blueberry, black plum, dark cherry, vanilla Eucalyptus, chile Mulatto, chile Poblano; herbacious, scent of Fallen leaves on moist ground, suede, and Cardamom. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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Calina Maule Valley Reserva Carménère – 2008 – 8.7 – James Melendez

The fabled grape from Chile; this wine gives notes of Blueberry-Blackberry, graphite, herbaceous notes and chile pepper. ‘** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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La Capitana Cachapoal Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Wild bramble berry, Pioppini mushroom, Marjoram; scent of suede. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the … Continue reading

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La Palma Cachapoal Valley Reserva Carménère – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Viscous, complex; bramble berry Confit, smoke, chocolate, vanilla and Cardamom. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James … Continue reading

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Santa Carolina Reserva Rapel Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Roasted blueberry-cassis, fennel, tamarind and chocolate. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also … Continue reading

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Cono Sur Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Roasted meat; dense dark chocolate, blueberry reduction, and Cardamom. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the … Continue reading

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