Category Archives: Livermore Valley

Wente Chardonnays – National Chardonnay Day 2018 – James Melendez

I was delighted to be tasting the first family of new world Chardonnay – Wente Chardonnay’s on National Chardonnay Day (24-May-2018).  The Wente Clones is a famous clone responsible for more than half of the clonal variety in North America. … Continue reading

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Fenestra Livermore Valley Port 2004 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietals: Touriga – 34% Tempranillo – 26% Tinto Cão – 20%  Souzão. – 20% Confit of blueberry-blackberry, vanilla, dried Turkish fig and hibiscus.

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Hiru 3 Racimos – 2004 – 9.1 -James Melendez

Varietals: Tempranillo – 100% Gracious notes of blueberry, baked red apple, bacon, anise, and pepper ¡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 … Continue reading

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Steve Kent Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley Petit Verdot – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Blueberry-cassis Confit, blackberry, toffee, Crimini mushroom and pepper; scent of sanded wood, herb garden and autumnal evening. ¡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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Picazo Livemore Valley Estate Merlot – 2006 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Blueberry, smoke, chocolate and Morel mushroom. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” 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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Fenestra Livermore Valley Mourvèdre – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Cranberry, cherry, roasted pine nut, smoke and chocolate; scent of vanilla, chervil ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Occasio del Arroyo Vineyard Livermore Valley Petit Sirah – 2008 – 8.8 –James Melendez

Dried strawberry, smoked almond, and black pepper.  Scent of Thyme and underbrush. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** 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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