Category Archives: Rioja

Wine & Social Media…It’s What We Have Been Waiting For – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

http://www.slideshare.net/jamesthewineguy/wine-social-media I recently posted this presentation I gave in Rioja, Spain a couple of years ago.  And with the advent of Slideshare.com it is easier to share presentations.  Better to have a second life that just a one and only … Continue reading

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Marqués de Riscal Próximo – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a Cosecha wine and contains three out of the four major red grapes of Rioja–Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo.  This wine is elegant and considerable finesse, nuanced rose petal, smoke blueberry, wild strawberry, vanilla, ground clove and Marjoram. ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Sierra Cantabria Finca el Bosque – 2008 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal: Tempranillo Dense, dark, layered and complex; bramble berry Confit, Marjoram, lavender and Cardamom, scent of dense pine forest, leather and rustic notes of late autumnal herb garden. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions … Continue reading

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La Rioja Viña Andanza Reserva – 2001 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Seared bramble berries, blueberry, bacon and Chanterelle mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Viña Herminia Crianza – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo – 95% Graciano – 5% Blueberry pie, King Trumpet mushroom, fennel, and Cardamom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Viña Herminia Reserva – 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Termpanillo Garnacha Cherry tart, truffle, chocolate and smoke. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights Reserved. … Continue reading

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Marqués de Riscal Próximo – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tempranillo Graciano Mazuelo Elegant and considerable finesse, smoked blueberry, vanilla, ground clove and Marjoram.    

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