Category Archives: Edna Valley

November 2018 Wine Review – James Melendez

                McPherson Texas Les Copains Red Wine 2015 A Rhône blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, An outstanding Rhône blend–integrated and balanced; one of the best Rhône blends I have tasted from Texas. Nose: … Continue reading

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August 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are the wine I tasted this month.           Cathedral Ridge Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  13.2% ABV Nose –  Loch Ness blackberry, violets freshly ground spices Palate – rich black/red bramble notes, cassis, chocolate, pepper … Continue reading

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Tolosa Lily Gil Edna Valley Ranch Edna Valley Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Clone: Pommard Wild raspberry, Mission fig, toffee, white truffle and Thyme. ** ¡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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Tolosa Edna Valley Ranch Edna Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Clones: D667 2A D115 Pomm Smoked early season cherry, pumpkin pie spice, violet and Porcini mushroom. ** ¡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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Tolosa “1772” Edna Valley Ranch Edna Valley Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.1 (out of 10.0) – James Melendez

Clones: D667 Pommard 2a Notes of black cherry, game, allspice and vanilla bean; scent of lavender, sanded wood and spice rack. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Tolosa Edna Ranch Vineyard Edna Valley Salaal – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Syrah and Viognier blend; a great example of this unique blend demonstrates how this can compare to any Australian equivalent.  Blackberry, cinnamon, chocolate, cardamom, and vanilla. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at … Continue reading

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Chamisal Edna Valley Estate Syrah – 2007 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Wild strawberry, toasted almond, anise, medium dark chocolate and scent of Marjoram and Thyme. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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