Category Archives: Columbia Valley

Nine Hats Columbia Valley Wines – James Melendez

**** Nine Hats Columbia Valley Red Wine 2015 This wine is a blend of: 50% Syrah 41% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Merlot 2% Malbec Scent characteristics: red cherry, blackberry, baking spices, violets and bay leaf Flavour notes: Loch Ness Blackberry, cassis, … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Ethos Reserve Syrah – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Black plum-blackberry Confit, nuanced crushed herbs, and white pepper. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights Reserved. … Continue reading

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Distefano Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.1 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

Dense, brooding, dry; plenitude of focused dark red fruit, Fall plum orchard, scent of cinnamon and suede. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Columbia-Crest Grand Estate Columbia Valley Merlot – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

First wine review of the new year.  This Columbia-Crest wine shows how the Columbia Valley though further north of Napa Valley / Sonoma County can produce a nice and inexpensive Merlot and other red varietals.  Low alcohol and higher than … Continue reading

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Charles Smith Chateau Smith Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A very and aptly dry wine; giving the essence of toasted nuts over a fire, fennel, nuanced blackberry confit and scent of sweet moist cedar. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Corvidea The Keeper Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a dense, complex wine; giving a distinct earthy characteristic while balancing with winter spices notes; braised blackberry, mushroom and delicate sweet wood.  A lovely wine from Columbia Valley–I have not had a Cab Franc from Columbia Valley and … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Reserve Columbia Valley Syrah – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

A tantalizing Syrah from Columbia Valley—I do expect more wonderful Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignons to be discovered from Washington and Oregon. This wine has an intertwining of Fall spices and Blackberry confit. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines … Continue reading

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