Category Archives: Merlot

November 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are my tastings for November–just one more month of tasting to finish out this year and decade.  While it seems like it has gone by quickly–it has also been a decade of great tastings and travel. I’ll be publishing … Continue reading

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March 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

While a longer month than last–it seemed to go so much more quickly.  One comforting constant is wine!  Here are my reviews both written and video reviews for the month of March. I am in full spring mode and keep … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Sonoma Mountain Pickberry Red Wine – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

This wine is  58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon; this wine give rustic hues of just split juniper wood, dried leaves, black ripe fruit.  Flavour characteristics: roasted black cherry, pomegrante, currant, smoke, chocolate, brown mushroom, fresh Thyme and bay leaf ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Trefthen Family Oak Knoll Merlot – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez / James The Wine Guy

Varietals: 91% Merlot 9% Cabernet Sauvignon Blackberry, Chile Pequin, sage and baking 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 … 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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Luis Ochoa Napa Valley Red Wine – 2006 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietal: –       Cabernet Sauvignon –       Cabemet Franc –       Merlot Focus on red and black plum, fresh strawberry, Thyme, and baking spices; smooth and lengthy finish. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Fischer Unity Red Wine – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: –     75% Cabernet Sauvignon –     11% Cabernet Franc –     9% Merlot –     2% Petit Verdot –     2% Syrah –     1% Malbec This wines juice comes from Napa County 76% and Sonoma County 24%.   Notes of black plum, black cherry, … Continue reading

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Yoakim Bridge Dry Creek Valley Gallaway Vineyard Merlot – 9.0 – 2006 – James Melendez

Blackberry, Acai Confit, Cardamom, smoke and delicate dash of chocolate dust. ¡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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Bacio Divino Napa Valley – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese Syrah, Merlot A polished wine; elegant finish; cherry-cranberry Confit, Marjoram, and sweet smoked spices. *** ¡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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Eden Canyon Jolie Red Wine – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 85% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot 4% Cabernet Franc 1% Scent of cedar box, pine nuts roasting and rose petals; flavour notes of wild bramble berries, vanilla, Cardamom, and truffle. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a … Continue reading

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