Category Archives: Fortified

Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Belforte – 2006 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A fortified Petite Sirah wine; clove honey, Comice pear, ginger, butterscotch. ** 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 Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Tesouro Port Cellars California Dessert Wine – 2005 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine exhibits notes of toasted hazelnut, caramel and mid-dark chocolate. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All … Continue reading

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St. Amant Amador County Vintage Port – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

St. Amant produces quite nice Lodi wines and I have to say their vintage Port was such a nice homage to the mothership’s Port.  This wine is not just a fortified wine but a wine utilizing Portuguese varietals: Touriga Nacional, … Continue reading

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Steven Kent Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Port – 2004 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A fortified Cabernet Sauvignon that is sassy.  This is a fortified wine that may talk back–20% alcohol.   Deep raisin, cassis, and clover honey. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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