Category Archives: Graciano

Top 400 Wines: Once in a Decade – 2010-2019 – James Melendez

There are many top 100 wine annual lists and I produce one as well.  I love the research and review of wines I taste yearly. Thought, I have never found it an easy task as I taste a large set … Continue reading

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February 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Another fun tasting month of wines from Arizona to La Mancha to Ribera del Duero and back to Santa Clara Valley south of San Francisco.  I am always amazed on such variation that hits my tasting table. Please seek out … Continue reading

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Marqués de Riscal Próximo – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

This is a Cosecha wine and contains three out of the four major red grapes of Rioja–Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo.  This wine is elegant and considerable finesse, nuanced rose petal, smoke blueberry, wild strawberry, vanilla, ground clove and Marjoram. ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Marqués de Riscal Próximo – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Mazuelo Elegant and considerable finesse, smoked blueberry, vanilla, ground clove and Marjoram.    

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Cantos de Valpiedra – 2006 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Boysenberry, pepper, Abalone mushroom, and chocolate. ¡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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Beronia Reserva – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Mazuelo Seared blueberry, vanilla, freshly ground nutmeg, slight clove and fennel. ¡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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Marqués de Cáceres Reserva – 2005 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 85% Garnacha Tinta & Graciano – 15% Crushed black cherry, anise, Cardamom and fresh lavender. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James … Continue reading

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