Category Archives: Port

2019 Midsummer Wine & More Reviews – James Melendez

A lovely month of diversity.  I love red and white wines year and, of course, rosé is particularly appreciable but I do love rosé year round.   I am constantly asked if I prefer red or white wine to which I … Continue reading

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April 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

April was a very quick month–just like each year January and February are relatively calm and after that we all seem to be on a proverbial banana peel. I do loving tasting so many wonderful wines during the month. Jason … Continue reading

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Symington Family Estates – A Heritage House of Port – James Melendez

I am writing about this tasting late but in some respects that is fine–after all Port wines can age gracefully and the memories of these wines linger.  Non-fortified wines are on a time clock and that is a vast majority … Continue reading

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Prager Winery & Port Works Petite Sirah Port – 2005 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Cherry, toffee, smoke and red candy notes.   ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights … Continue reading

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Fenestra Livermore Valley Port 2004 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Varietals: Touriga – 34% Tempranillo – 26% Tinto Cão – 20%  Souzão. – 20% Confit of blueberry-blackberry, vanilla, dried Turkish fig and hibiscus.

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Quinta do Pégo Porto Vintage 2006 – 9.1 -James Melendez

Touriga Nacional; spiced blueberry, truffle, mushroom and Brazil nut, pine nut, and hazelnut. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Quinta do Pégo Porto LBV Douro – 2005 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Touriga Nacional; focused, generous, notes of blueberry, Mexican vanilla, fennel, clove and cardamom. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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