Category Napa Valley

Rocca Grigsby Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Melendez

9.2

I have not had a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in some time.  A welcome relief to taste this beautiful wine.

This wine is integrated, luxuriant texture, and complex.  Scent notes of bramble patch in summer’s afternoon heat, softened leather, freshly stacked and split juniper wood, fresh herb garden.   Flavour characteristics of  blueberry, Tayberry, sage, chocolate, white mushroom, fennel, pepper. lavender and cinnamon

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Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Napa Valley Red Wine – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez

9.2

This Super Tuscan blend via Napa Valley is  66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 16% Sangiovese–the name La Castellana is the wife of the Lord & master of a castle.

Scent of cedar wood pile, tangled wood, forest floor, dried leaves and leather

Flavour notes of blueberry inter mixing with red and black cherry, black plum, fennel, black pepper, toffee and dried marjoram, Cardamom and cinnamon.

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Scott Harvey Napa Valley Zinfandel – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of early season red cherry, strawberry, Tahitian vanilla, and rose petal.

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Dancing Hares Vineyard Napa Valley Red Blend – 2008 – 9.1 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • 45% Cabernet
  • 31% Cab Franc
  • 20% Merlot
  • 4% Petit Verdot

Barrel:

  • 85% New French Oak
  • 20 months in the barrel

Notes of tobacco, leather, blackberry, cassis, and deep rich pepper.

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Freemark Abbey Josephine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lighter red; sharp, dry and focused. Notes of leather, fallen tree on ground, bright red cherry, anise, hint of vanilla and truffle.

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Stanton Vineyards Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of exotic wood, cherry, red rose petals, baking spices and vanilla.

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Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of tobacco and suede; flavor notes of mountain blackberry, confit of blueberry, anise, sweet chile ancho and allspice.

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James Johnson Vineyards Bisou Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of forest floor and fallen leaves, underbrush; taste profile; fresh red plum, dark cherry, sweet baking spices and hint of white mushroom.

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Robert Biale Thomann Station Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2008 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Distinct notes of Heavily wooded Sequoia forest, lush cherry, hint of lavender, wild  blackberry, rose petal, bacon fat and white pepper.

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Egelhoff Walton Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dark in coloration, evocative and lyrical; cassis, Malabar pepper, Oaxacan simmering spices and vanilla.

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