Category Archives: Pinot Meunier

Top 400 Wines: Once in a Decade – 2010-2019 – James Melendez

There are many top 100 wine annual lists and I produce one as well.  I love the research and review of wines I taste yearly. Thought, I have never found it an easy task as I taste a large set … Continue reading

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White Pinot Noir – A Rare Style – James Melendez

I love White Pinot Noir or Pinot Noir Blanc.  I am fascinating with this wine style… no I am obsessed with any of these wines that I can find.  There are so few examples in the world today. In my … Continue reading

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Kelowna, British Columbia: A Delightful and ‘Must Visit’ Wine Country – James Melendez

Some wine countries are developed as you might expect–all the amenities and much more.  Other wine countries lack and ‘…only if they had more restaurants… more resorts, spas and stores.’  But each wine country is different and it would be … Continue reading

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Alfred Gratien Cuvee Brut Classique – N.V. – 9.0 –James Melendez

A unique Brut mainly with Chardonnay and a significant quantity of Pinot Meunier which gives a considerable brightness and lightness to the wine; also pleasant notes of Brioche, Meyer lemon zest, and toasted Marcona almond. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Brut – 9.0 – James Melendez

This wine is 76% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, and 2% Pinot Meunier; one might expect a Rosé coloration but this wine is high Pinot Noir content wine; the bouquet is splendidly floral, wood and winter spice notes; a completely pleasant … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut Rosé – 8.9 – 2001 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 55% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier; this is a celebratory wine; gorgeous in appearance with it’s vitreous ruby hue but a delight on the palette.  The nose immediately picks out the Pinot Noir; it’s … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut – 9.0 – 2001 – James Melendez

This wine is 55% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier.  It is hard to compare a Champagne with a California sparkler; the Terroir are vastly different but this is a great homage to it’s French cousin.  The classic … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon Carneros Pinot Meunier – 2005 – 8.5 – James Melendez

I never think of Pinot Meunier unless I am drinking Champagne (I don’t even think of U.S. Sparklers). Domaine Chandon has a 100% Pinot Meunier and gives an abundance of rose petal, carnation, roasted red pepper and completely generous acid. … Continue reading

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