Category Archives: Graciano

Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva – 2005 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 85% Garnacha Tinta & Graciano – 15% Well constructed wine—definitive; silken tannins, roasted blackberry-boysenberry, Malabar pepper, Maitake mushroom and saffron. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Peciña Reserva – 2001- 9.2 – James Melendez

 Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Garnacha Elegant notes of seared Acai, black plum, chile Guajillo, crushed pine nuts and cacao nibs. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 … Continue reading

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Monte Real Gran Reserva – 1998 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietals: 80% Tempranillo 15% Mazuelo 5% Graciano Cassis-Acai confit, delicate notes of Cardamom and nutmeg, truffle and scent of espresso, underbrush and freshly roasted pine nuts. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Belezos Crianza – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Essence of freshly picked blackberry, smoke, chocolate dust and roasted almond; scent of moist ground after rain, white truffle and suede. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Don Jacobo Crianza – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 85% Garnacha – 10% Mazuelo & Graciano – 5 % Seared wild blueberry, game, roasted spiced pine nuts and Lobster mushroom; scent of forest floor, pine cones and spice rack. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Valdemar Inspiración Edicion Limitada – 2004 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Cassis, chocolate, mint and Eucalyptus; aroma of sanded wood, violets and fruit orchard. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Finca de Ganuza – 2005 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 85% Graciano – 10% Garnacha and other 2% A polished wine; blackberry, boysenberry, rose petal and Eucalyptus. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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Viña Ijalba Graciano – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietal:  Graciano – 100% Earthen and boldly spiced; blackberry, boysenberry, cinnamon-Cardamom and Eucalyptus. ¡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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Viña Bosconia Reserva – 2002 – 9.3 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Mazuelo Graciao Floral notes; saffron and violets sewn with blueberry confit, Cardamom, and aroma of spice box, bark wood, and pine cone. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Viña Albina Gran Reserva – 1998 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 80% Mazuelo – 15% Graciano – 5% Blackberry, spiced red pear, mint and Brazil nut. Scent of espresso, suede and Marjoram. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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