Category Archives: Napa Valley

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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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. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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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. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from … Continue reading

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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. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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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. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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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. ¡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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