Category Archives: New Mexico

Gruet Brut New Mexico Extra Dry – NV – 8.9 – James Melendez

Italian white fig, freshly baked biscuit, pine nut and hint of fennel. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Gruet Gilbert Grande Reserve New Mexico Blanc De Blanc – 2003 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Aptly dry, passionfruit, fresh Adriatic fig, Spanish almond and hint of sweet spice. ¡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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Gruet Grand New Mexico Rosé – 2003 – 9.1 – James Melendez

A great expression of a sparkling Rosé; balanced, bold and yet nuanced.  Notes of violets, Brioche, pine nut and hint of Cardamom. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Gruet New Mexico Demi-Sec – NV – 8.8 – James Melendez

Bright citrus, floral, biscuit and almond and honey. ¡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 — All Rights … Continue reading

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Gruet Blanc de Noir New Mexico NV – 9.0 – James Melendez

Bright citrus notes coupled with raspberry, green fig, and hint of biscuit and sweet pepper. Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Gruet New Mexico Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Notes of Blackberry, Turkish fig, candy, and rose petal. ¡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 — All … Continue reading

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Gruet New Mexico Brut – NV – 8.9 – James Melendez

The flagship Brut for Gruet and it is what put them on the sparkling map; very dry wine; notes of Brioche, green citrus, Comice pear and roasted almond. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions … Continue reading

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Gruet New Mexico Syrah –2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

13.5% alcohol.  Notes of vivid dark fruit; blackberry-Acai, sweet spices and white mushroom.  Scent of Rhubarb, spices and cedar wood pile. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Gruet Savage Blanc de Blanc New Mexico – NV – 9.0 – James Melendez

A 100% Chardonnay wine, Meyer lemon zest, delicate notes of fennel and nutmeg.   ¡Salud! *** 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 … Continue reading

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Vivác New Mexico Dolcetto – 2009 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Notes of fresh strawberry, vanilla and hint of chocalate mint. Upgrade from 8.7 to 8.9 – a re-tasting a day later and oxygen opened up the full character of this wine. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines … Continue reading

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