Category Archives: Chile

A Flood of South American Wines on my Tasting Table – James Melendez

Every year I chart out what I want to taste for the year ahead–actually I start planning in December. My goal is to complete my racetrack of wine tasting.  I borrowed this term from a business operational tool.  I want … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy Interview Series – Michel Friou, Winemaker of Almaviva

It was a pleasure to interview Michel Friou, winemaker of Almaviva in San Francisco on his visit in June 2016.  He has a rich experience beginning with completion of education at Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier in France.  He has … Continue reading

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Santa Carolina Valle de Leyda Reserva Sauvignon Blanc – 2010 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Dry and yet spirited; Spitzenberg apple, delicate touch of Persimmon and a dash of baking spices; scent of peeled Pomelo and honeysuckle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Secreto Valle de Colchagua Carménère – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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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Ritual Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / / James the Wine Guy

Notes of roasted cherry, game, pepper, cardamom; scent of suede and white rose petals. ** 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 … Continue reading

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Calina Maule Valley Reserva Carménère – 2008 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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 Palma Cachapoal Valley Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of seared blueberry, game, wild herbs, and pine nut. *** 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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