Category Archives: Primitivo

James the Wine Guy Interview Series: Ole Udsen – Southern Wine Italian Expert – James Melendez

James the Wine Guy Notes: I very much enjoyed meeting Ole Udsen–I met Ole at the Masseria Altemura for the inaugural opening- October 2012.  I am delighted to know someone who not only is expert and extremely articulate about wine … Continue reading

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Rosa de Oro Lake County Primitivo – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Nuanced notes of cherry accented with fresh Turkish fig, baking spices, and almond. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Collier Falls Dry Creek Valley Primitivo – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dry wine; considerable amount of acid, notes of bramble, fresh garden herb, Malabar black pepper and lavender. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Cantele Amativo Salentino Rosso – 2007 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine is 60% Primitivo and 40% Negroamaro and presents with notes of dark cherry, smoked fennel, anise, chocolate dust encompassing a structure of silky tannins and generous acid base. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Tormaresca Puglia Neprica Red Wine Blend – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Another exciting wine from Puglia, the boot heel of Italy.  This wine is 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.  This wine is a blissful experience and delicate balance of acid to alcohol (13.5%) and is without a doubt … Continue reading

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Purpureus Cantine Ferri Primitivo – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine exhibits a slight rains qualities and roasted red apple and abundance of winter spices and warm wood. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2009 … Continue reading

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Accademia de Raccemi Sinfarosa Manduria Primitivo– 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine exhibits herbaceous and spice notes; Bay leaf, Eucalyptus, black cherry and baked red plum. *** Now, more than 700 wine reviews. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All … Continue reading

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