Category Archives: Cinsault

Frick Dry Creek Valley Cinsault – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Clustering of notes; Turkish fig, cinnamon, game and cedar. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Franschhoek Red Blend – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez/ James the Wine Guy

This wine is a blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Viognier—a diversity of both red berry and Black Krim tomato, pepper, nutmeg and chocolate. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Dusty Lane Calaveras County Cinsault – 2008 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

 Reduced plum encapsulating notes of black pepper and mushroom, scent of Fall and suede. ¡Salud! *** 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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Chateau Ste Michelle Cinsault Columbia Valley Limited Release – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine with splendid acid encapsulating notes of vanilla, strawberry and mid-summer garden herbs. A pleasant surprise. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Edward Sellers Cuvee de Cinq Paso Robles Red Blend – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine contains – 27% Grenache, 27% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah, 13% Counoise & 8% Cinsault; a interesting wine that does not have; a predominate or grape that overwhelms the other varietals. This wine is sophisticated and bold and yet elegant; … Continue reading

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Fife Vineyards L’Attitude 39 Mendocino Red Blend – 2005 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a Syrah, Carignane, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Cinsaut blend; an epic homage to Rhone varietals. And who would have thought that these grapes would be from Mendocino. This wine has an intense vibrancy, a depth and character that could … Continue reading

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