Category Archives: El Dorado

Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2005 – 9.4 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Noticeably aromatic–definitively Zinfandel. Something about this growing region produces nicely dark Zinfandels; notes of wild blueberry, Marionberry, lavender, delicate hint of rose petal, slight hint of cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and Cardamom. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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Obscurity El Dorado Charbono – 9.2 – 2009 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I was not aware of this Charbono; I thought I was aware of all current Charbono in production and yet did not I know about this one from El Dorado.  I found this at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition.  This … Continue reading

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Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2003 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  Balanced, complex, highly nuanced–considerable finesse in this wine and shows how nicely Zinfandel can age (though not all age this finely); superb essence of rose petals, delicate mid-season red cherry, smoke, game and hint of lavender. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** … Continue reading

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Sierra Vista El Dorado Mourvedre – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Boysenberry, red apple, white pepper, and vanilla bean. ¡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 Meléndez — All Rights … Continue reading

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.1- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Boysenberry-black plum-Acai, Oaxacan spices, cacao nibs and white truffle. ¡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 Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Petit Verdot – 2007 – 9.2- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Deeply herbaceous expression, split red cherry, smoke, and espresso. ¡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 Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.0- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Tart cherry, strawberry, vanilla bean, fresh ground Cardamom and hint of red floral notes. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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