Category Archives: Mendocino County

My Wine Tasting Wish List 2018 – James Melendez

In the past few years I have been writing about wines on my wish list for this year. Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some wines left over on my tasting table … Continue reading

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Taste of Mendocino 2017 Wine Review – James Melendez

Mendocino is a known wine country and wildly beautiful.  I love the pristine beauty of this rugged and gorgeously beautiful wine country. This wine country looks like no other wine country not just in California but all wine countries anywhere. … Continue reading

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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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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