Category Archives: Mendoza

Top 400 Wines: Once in a Decade – 2010-2019 – James Melendez

There are many top 100 wine annual lists and I produce one as well.  I love the research and review of wines I taste yearly. Thought, I have never found it an easy task as I taste a large set … Continue reading

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December 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

What an amazingly quick year–so many wines and the last monthly addition.  I also published this month my yearly top 100 wines of 2018 in addition. I hope you had an amazingly great wine year and a great year in … Continue reading

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November 2018 Wine Review – James Melendez

                McPherson Texas Les Copains Red Wine 2015 A Rhône blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, An outstanding Rhône blend–integrated and balanced; one of the best Rhône blends I have tasted from Texas. Nose: … Continue reading

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Bodegas Caluna Mendoze Red Blend – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/JPM%20FLASH/First%20half%202011%20wine%20tasting.docVarietals: Malbec – 48% Cabernet Sauvignon 42% Merlot 10% Back plum, savory spice, Morel mushroom and vanilla.   ¡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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Ricominicare Valle de Uco Mendoza Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.3 -James Melendez

This wine is 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.  This is a unique blend where Cabernet Franc is a lead in this dancing duo– usually Cabernet Sauvignon has that honor.  These wines playing together create a very harmonious wine. … Continue reading

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Casa Latina Mendoza Reserva Shiraz – 2006 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Wild bramble berries, chile Guajillo, chocolate dust, game and truffle. *** ¡Salud! 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 © 2010 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Casa Latina Mendoza Reserva Malbec – 2006 – 8.9 –James Melendez

Blueberry, smoke, chocolate, vanilla, flower garden, and moist earth. *** ¡Salud! 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 © 2010 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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