Category Archives: Mendocino County

Thoughts on 2017 October Fires in Northern California – James Melendez

I have been very saddened by the loss of life, the many acres of forest and vineyards burnt, and the many structures lost.   As of this writing 35 died, 5,700 structures lost and 182,000 acres burned in Solano, Butte, Napa, Sonoma, … Continue reading

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Violet Green Alder Springs Vineyard La Croix Mendocino Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:  –       60% Merlot –       40% Cabernet Franc  Notes of currant, blackberry, freshly ground herbs, chocolate dust and white truffle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Violet Green Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Smoked cherry-raspberry, vanilla, truffle, Crimini mushroom and hint of savory spices. ¡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 Meléndez … Continue reading

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McNab Napoli Vineyard Mendocino County Pinotage – 2009 – 9.1- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of blueberry, slight bacon, Tahitian vanilla and freshly ground nutmeg. *** ¡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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McNab Mendocino County Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Just harvested raspberry, vanilla, Malabar pepper, and cardamom. *** ¡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 Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Enoteria Mendocino County Barbera – 2007 – 9.1- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Polished wine; considerable and focused notes of wild blackberry, vanilla, Pioppini mushroom. ¡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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Rack And Riddle Mendocino County Brut – NV – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Chardonnay – 60% Pinot Noir – 40% Notes of Biscuit, almond, Italian fig and Kaffir lime. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © … Continue reading

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