Category Archives: Meritage

Thomas Fogarty Lexington Santa Cruz Mountains Meritage – 2007 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts)

A lovely wine: Scent characteristics: Sanded cedar, well seasoned leather, pine forest floor, and plum orchard.  Flavour notes: Blackberry, Acai, Tayberry, violets, rose petals, sage, white mushroom and chile Poblano. ¡Salud! http://ww w.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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Terra Savia Sanel Valley Vineyards Mendocino County Meritage – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blueberry, smoke, roasted almond — scent from a plum orchard in Fall time. *** ¡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 © … Continue reading

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Franciscan Magnificat Napa Valley – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a flagship wine for Franciscan; this is a Meritage with the following varietal breakdown: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc.  This is a delightful Meritage giving a full expression of … Continue reading

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Clos de los Siete Mendoza Red Blend – 2006 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

This wine consists of 45% Malbec, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah; each varietal works in harmony and allows for a rich and bold structure; superb confidence and such a compelling wine for beef. This wine exhibits Black … Continue reading

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Grove Street Napa Valley Meritage – 8.2 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

I was excited when I saw this wine – I thought what a great value—Meritage…Napa Valley..$9.99….. later I noted that there was no vintage??? I went to Grover Street Winery’s website but there was no explanation. The wine was singular … Continue reading

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