Category Archives: Chardonnay

April 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

April was a very quick month–just like each year January and February are relatively calm and after that we all seem to be on a proverbial banana peel. I do loving tasting so many wonderful wines during the month. Jason … Continue reading

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This Week – February 3, 2019 – James Melendez

This weeks adventures were an experience of Sonoma County wines. I had never been to Williams Selyem on Westside Road.  I had passed in front for years and didn’t realise that I had passed so often.  The winery is not … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Chardonnay, Dry Creek, Pinot Noir, Russian River, Sonoma County, Zinfandel | Leave a comment

Wente Chardonnays – National Chardonnay Day 2018 – James Melendez

I was delighted to be tasting the first family of new world Chardonnay – Wente Chardonnay’s on National Chardonnay Day (24-May-2018).  The Wente Clones is a famous clone responsible for more than half of the clonal variety in North America. … Continue reading

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Many are Still Flummoxed by Chardonnay – James Melendez

Chardonnay is not like yesteryear’s Rosé.  In year’s past at either trade or consumer tasting Rosé was often passed up by fellow attendees.  Today I feel Chardonnay is in the same circumstance.   Chardonnay is the second most planted white wine next to Airén … Continue reading

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A Recent Tasting of Mondavi Wines – Summer 2017 – James Melendez

Surprisingly, I have not tasted Robert Mondavi wines in quite a while.  I had an opportunity to attend a pairing of Mondavi wines with food prepared by New York chef Theo Friedman.  The event which was at a private residence … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat, Napa Valley | 1 Comment

The Most Misunderstood and Often Vilified Grape: Chardonnay

Why is Chardonnay Still Misunderstood?  And well vilified wine grape variety? I recently read a Tweet that said something to the affect: “I am not a classic Chardonnay drinker” I was intrigued….what does that mean? Well Chardonnay is still mis-understood—or … Continue reading

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Kelowna, British Columbia: A Delightful and ‘Must Visit’ Wine Country – James Melendez

Some wine countries are developed as you might expect–all the amenities and much more.  Other wine countries lack and ‘…only if they had more restaurants… more resorts, spas and stores.’  But each wine country is different and it would be … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada, Chardonnay, Ehrenfelser, Kelowna, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir | 1 Comment