Category Archives: Non-Vintage

Ratings of Non-Vintage Champagne: A Bit of Confusion? – James Melendez

Rating non-vintage Champagne is not necessarily hard to do but it is hard to identify what was tasted.  You can look at a non-vintage Champagne bottle and not know when it was released. Sure there is a blending procedure that … Continue reading

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Elyssia Friexenet Alt Penedès Pinot Noir Brut – NV – 9.0 – James Melendez

Hint of Strawberry buttercream, sweet spices and almond. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Montaudon Brut – N.V. – 9.0 – James Melendez

Montaudon N.V. not easily found at least in the U.S.   I enjoyed sharing a bottle recently.  This Champagne presents with a beautiful medium straw color; Turkish fig, flaky yeasty toast, and citrus rind. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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