Category Archives: Oregon

Troon Montepulciano and Sangiovese 2016 – James Melendez

Troon is a special producer in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley specialsing in Italian, Rhône varieties, Zinfandel and Malbec.  Applegate Valley’s granitic soils and long summer hours of sunshine and heat index make for an ideal climate of the unique and special … Continue reading

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Troon’s Tannat Wines 2014 Vintages – James Melendez

I love Oregon wines.  The state (California) which I currently resides touches the border of Oregon but they might as well be thousands of miles/kilometers apart.  Simply because wine lists have few Oregon wines and when they do 90% of … Continue reading

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Oregon Pinot in the City (San Francisco) – An Oregonian Tasting – James Melendez

Though I wanted to write about last year – it was great t see Willamette Valley Winery Association’s Pinot in the City come to San Francisco again (26-August-2015).  Though California shares a border with Oregon–it might be that these two … Continue reading

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Hawks View Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir – 2010 – 9.4 (94/100 Pts) – James Melendez

This is all estate fruit.  This wine spends 12 months in 33% new french oak, 40% once filled french oak and 27% neutral french oak. A signature of Hanzel, Wadensvil, and Dijon Clones. Scent of a Douglas fir forest, stone fruit orchard … Continue reading

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Washington County, Oregon – a Great Centre for the Beverage Arts – James Melendez

Washington County, Oregon might be better known as a home base or headquarters for larger business campuses like Nike and Intel but this County is a gem for the beverage and culinary arts.  Washington County, Oregon – just a tunnel … Continue reading

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Carabella Eve’s Garden Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

A signature of Acai, rose petals, white pepper and Porcini mushroom. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Archery Summit Arcus Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Seared Black cherry, hint of Mission fig, almond, and dash of chocolate. ¡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 Meléndez … Continue reading

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