Category Archives: Montepulciano

Troon Montepulciano and Sangiovese 2016 – James Melendez

Troon is a special producer in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley specialsing in Italian, Rhône varieties, Zinfandel and Malbec.  Applegate Valley’s granitic soils and long summer hours of sunshine and heat index make for an ideal climate of the unique and special … Continue reading

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Ivasari Old Vines Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – 2008 – 92 Points – James Melendez

Produced by Cantina Fratelli Barba 13.5% http://www.fratellibarba.it/english.htm Aged 14 months in French Oak – 100% Montepluciano $22.99 – SRP Scent notes of fallen leaves on autumnal forest floor, chocolate, crushed blueberry and violets. Northerly fruit–just picked blueberry, bayberry, bright red … Continue reading

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Velonisi Rossi Piceno Sup Roggio de Filare – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Wild cherry-cranberry, cinnamon, Mexican vanilla, and mid-summer herbs. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights Reserved. James … Continue reading

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Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Roggio Del Filare – 2005 – 9.2 – James Melendez

This wine a focus of scents and flavors of reduced plum, red floral notes, cardamom and wooded brush. *** 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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Pelago Marche Rosso – 2001 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Montepulciano, and 10% Merlot and presents with notes of bramble berries, heirloom tomato, allspice, and smoke. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – 2007 – 8.7 – James Melendez

The Montepulciano grape is lighter in style, slightly vitreous, higher in it’s acid profile.  This particular wine is subdued in it’s initial taste.  This wine gives notes of black cherry and finishes prominently with cedar, pepper and sweet spices.  Overall … Continue reading

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