Category Archives: Garnacha

Montsant Foot on Ground Tour – Part II DO Montsant – James Melendez

This is the second part of the three-part series on the DO Montsant: Here is the my first article: DO Montsant – A Catalunya Gem – Part I – James Melendez DO Montsant is a gem–it is a gem not just … Continue reading

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April 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Just a few wines to share with you for this brief review for April. Some like to say Rosé season is on the horizon.  I always say Rosé is 365 days a year and 366 on a leap year.  Rosé … Continue reading

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DO Montsant – A Catalunya Gem – Part I – James Melendez

This is part I of a III part series on DO Montsant. The intention of the three part series is to get a before, during and after reporting of the experience.   Also in this article I am attempting to showing … Continue reading

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Grenache and Garnacha: San Francisco Dinner and Tasting: A Memorable Variety – James Melendez

I went to a splendid dinner at Piperade north of San Francisco’s FiDi to honour Grenache Day 2017 the focus was from NE Spain and SW France namely: Cariñena, Calatayud, Banyuls, Rivesaltes, Côtes du Roussillon, Campo de Borja, and Somontano. … Continue reading

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Viñedos de Ithaca Odysseus Priorat Aklyes Tinto – 2008 – 9.0 -James Melendez

Varietals: Garnatxa Negra – 42% Cariñena – 25% Cabernet Sauvignon – 15% Cassis, dark molten chocolate, sesame, pine nut and Thyme. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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La Rioja Viña Andanza Reserva – 2001 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Seared bramble berries, blueberry, bacon and Chanterelle mushroom. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Viña Herminia Reserva – 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Termpanillo Garnacha Cherry tart, truffle, chocolate and smoke. ¡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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Ontañon Crianza – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Dried strawberry, raspberry, cardamom pod, cacao nibs, and game qualities. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Berberana Viña Alarde Crianza – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 80% Garnacha – 20% Blackberry tart, smoke, bacon, hint of lavender; scent of cedar box and plum orchard. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Magister Bibendi Crianza – 2007 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Varietals: 90% Tempranillo 10% Garnacha Strawberry-boysenberry tart, cinnamon stick, vanilla and freshly crushed clove. ¡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 … Continue reading

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