Category Archives: Primitivo

ZinEx San Francisco Tasting Scores 2020 – James Melendez

Another nice showing of Zinfandel/Primitivo producers from mainly California, one Primitivo from Puglia and one Plavac Mali from Croatia.  The Pier 27 location which serves as an embarking point for cruise passengers to San Francisco is also the City’s wine … Continue reading

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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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