Category Archives: Malbec

Acumen Wine Gallery – A Classy and Must Experience Tasting in Downtown Napa – James Melendez

There is a new wave of wine tasting experiences at a tasting rooms sans vineyards.   There has always been a tasting room minus wineries in California.  But what is new is that there are many more to come. There is simple … Continue reading

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Salentein Wine Tasting – James Melendez

I get a ton of Mendoza Malbec offers to taste constantly-in fact there is no other region–no other variety that I get as many offers. Though much less common to taste high quality, well-made Malbec wines from Argentina.  And I … Continue reading

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Susana Balbo Crios Rosé of Malbec and Rosé of Malbec – James Melendez

Susana Balbo Crios Torrontés 2016 12% ABV Scent of Adriatic fig, just sliced Granny Smith apple, oyster shell, passion fruit, flowers and white tea. Flavor characteristic: passion fruit, Meyer Lemon, comice pear, flowers and moist stones **** Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec … Continue reading

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Malbecs Tasted on World Malbec Day 2017 – James Melendez

Here are a few Malbecs I tasted for this years World Malbec Day 2017. Graffigna Centenary Estate Bottle Reserve Malbec 2014 This wine is mineral forward, Waldo blackberry, clove, espresso and Thyme. 14% ABV * ********************************************* Saurus Select Patagonia Malbec … Continue reading

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Troon’s Tannat Wines 2014 Vintages – James Melendez

I love Oregon wines.  The state (California) which I currently resides touches the border of Oregon but they might as well be thousands of miles/kilometers apart.  Simply because wine lists have few Oregon wines and when they do 90% of … Continue reading

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Trefthen Family Oak Knoll Malbec – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez / James The Wine Guy

Dry; fennel, deeply herbaceous, touch of white truffle and continuous blueberry notes. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Masperie Les Escures Cahors Malbec – 2009 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Super dark wine notes of  blueberry, mushroom, hint of chile Ancho, and lavender.  Rustic scents of leather, sage and wood pile. 100% organic malbec Think this is the Malbec that everyone wants to enjoy but never ends up buying.  A gorgeous … Continue reading

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