Category Archives: Carneros

Carneros Pinot Revisited and Re-appreciated – James Melendez

  Carneros is a magical AVA that straddles both Napa and Sonoma Counties. Many of my earliest memories of visiting Napa Valley was going through Carneros. Carneros is a gateway to Napa Valley for many visitors—especially those coming from San … Continue reading

Posted in Carneros, Pinot Noir | Leave a comment

For the Love of Los Carneros – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

For the love of Los Carneros for me has been my gateway to Napa Valley and Sonoma County for many years.  It has always been an exciting and thrilling wine country–in many ways the appropriate wine country gateway.  An entrance … Continue reading

Posted in Carneros | Leave a comment

Luis Ochoa Los Carneros Chardonnay – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of Granny Smith green apple, Adriatic fig and toasted almond. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

Posted in 9.0, Carneros, Chardonnay | Leave a comment

Etude Carneros Estate Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Generous notes of cranberry, winter spices, layered herbs and Pinon. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

Posted in 8.9, Carneros, Pinot Noir | Leave a comment

Etude Heirloom Estate Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: unknown Notes of freshly picked wild strawberry, vanilla bean, chocolate nib, and toasted pine nuts. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 … Continue reading

Posted in 9.1, Carneros | Leave a comment

Etude Deer Camp Estate Carneros Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Earth focused; strawberry, boysenberry, bacon, clove and white mushroom. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

Posted in 9.0, Carneros, Pinot Noir | Leave a comment

Stomping Girl Beresini Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.0 (out of 10.0)- James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: unknown Notes of dried cherry, fresh cranberry, cinnamon, bacon, and fresh fennel. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

Posted in 9.0, Carneros, Pinot Noir | Leave a comment