Category Archives: Oregon

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 Center for the Beverage Arts – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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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Amalie Robert Willamette Valley Wadenswil Estate Clone Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Wild strawberry, smoke, blueberries, earthy touches of white truffle and anise; aroma of fruit orchard in autumn, leather and dense forest. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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