Category Archives: Russian River

January-February 2020 Wine Review – James Melendez

Here are wines that I tasted in January and February of the first two months of this new decade. Also, I was delighted to have attended both Nebbiolo Prima and the Grandi Langhe in Alba, Italy and ZinEx (Zinfandel Experience) … Continue reading

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Top 400 Wines: Once in a Decade – 2010-2019 – James Melendez

There are many top 100 wine annual lists and I produce one as well.  I love the research and review of wines I taste yearly. Thought, I have never found it an easy task as I taste a large set … Continue reading

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This Week – February 3, 2019 – James Melendez

This weeks adventures were an experience of Sonoma County wines. I had never been to Williams Selyem on Westside Road.  I had passed in front for years and didn’t realise that I had passed so often.  The winery is not … Continue reading

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Joseph Swan Saralee’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Gewürztraminer – 2010 – 8.9 -James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of spiced red apple, smoke, plum, toasted almond and white pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Von Holt Suacci Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Delicate and nuanced notes of  cherry, rose petals, white truffle and pepper.  Scent of lavender, cedar wood pile, and moist earth in an orchard. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Kachina Russian River Valley Chardonnay – 2009 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Fleshy seared white pear, orange citrus zest, sesame, cardamom and dash of white pepper. *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Von Holt Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Rose petals, roasted cranberry-tart cherry, fennel and sweet spices. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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Fog Crest Laguna West Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Roasted plum-cherry-cranberry, red floral notes; slight game and Eucalyptus. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Fog Crest Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir – 2009 –9.1 – James Melendez

Lavender, cherry, nutmeg, Allspice, cola and mushroom. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights … Continue reading

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Peter Paul Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Montmorency cherry, white pepper, freshly ground cardamom and truffle. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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