Category Archives: Pinotage

Painted Wolf The Den Coastal Region Pinotage – 2009 – 8.7 – James Melendez

Roasted game, Eucalyptus, Marjoram and Blackberry. *** 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 Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also … Continue reading

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Majors Hill Robertson Pinotage – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Thick viscous, reminiscent of a Port wine, stewed blackberry, allspice, mushroom, and scent of sweet oak. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Stellekaya Stellenbosch Cape Gross Red Blend – 2005 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 50% Merlot, 30% Pinotage, and  20% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Dark plum, game, mushroom, truffle, clove and smoke. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinotage – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

A delightful Pinotage–usually you get a sense of game–more precisely gamey meat.  This wine gives a plenitude of roasted red bramble fruit, accented with freshly ground spice and mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Ft. Ross Sonoma Coast Pinotage – 2006 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine contains notes of slight game, Crimini mushroom, and baked blackberry. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – … Continue reading

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Ft. Ross Ft. Ross Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinotage – 2005 – 8.9 – James Melendez

I never thought Pinotage was slightly nice or even drinkable. It is the only varietal which may have a following in South Africa but is something that at least in this country someone might mistake a Pinotage for a Pinot … Continue reading

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Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend South Africa – 2004 – 6.5 – James Melendez

This wine is half Pinotage, with remaining components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Only a mother or a fan of this curious grape can truly appreciate a Pinotage. Pinotage a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes is … Continue reading

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