Category Archives: Carneros

Always An Opportune Time to Taste and Visit Gloria Ferrer Wines – James Melendez

When I look at the state of US sparkling wine there are many fewer produces than say France, Italy or Spain.  There are several larger producers of sparkling wine in Northern California but I don’t always taste their wines on … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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