Category Archives: Okanagan Valley

My Wine Tasting Wish List 2018 – James Melendez

In the past few years I have been writing about wines on my wish list for this year. Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some wines left over on my tasting table … Continue reading

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Tinhorn Creek Okanagan Valley Cabernet Franc – 2010 – 9.3 (93/100 Pts) – James Meléndez

This wine is proof positive of Okanagan Valley’s bonafide credentials of making world class wines. This wine is balanced, complex, sculpted and confident. Scent notes of warmed suede by touch, anise, cedar wood pile, moistened earth in Fall time. Flavour … Continue reading

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Fairview Cellars Okanagan Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

The saying “so close yet so far away” applies to Okanagan.  I am West Coast based and yet Okanagan might as well be a continent or two away… I have never seen a bottle of non-dessert Okanagan wine anywhere in … Continue reading

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James Cole Jaden Riesling Okanagan Valley Icewine – 2004 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Truffled Pear Coulis, toasted almond, honey, and white floral notes.  Completely delightful and satisfying digestif. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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