Category Archives: Edna Valley

January 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

It is only January and yet wine tasting for this month is filled with white and reds from Washington, California, German, Turkey and France.  So far in the beginning of the year is slow and I hope it will continue … Continue reading

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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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