Category Archives: San Luis Obispo

July 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

These are wines and beers that I tasted in July – I prefer to publish in the middle of the month but it was a busier than usual hence the last day of the month. Peter Zemmer Alto Adige/Südtirol Pinot … Continue reading

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Derby Debyshire Vineyard San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Notes of roasted black cherry, violet and rose petals, cinnamon and slight scent of Thyme. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Summerland Santa Ynez Valley San Luis Obispo Trio GSM Blend – 2004 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Bottle number 2374; 14.5% alcohol; 45% Syrah 45% Grenache 10% Mourvèdre.  Boysenberry, raspberry, moist earth, plum, leaves on earth. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Derby Debyshire Vineyard San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Notes of roasted black cherry, violet and rose petals, cinnamon and slight scent of Thyme. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Tres Pinos San Luis Obispo Tierra Blanca White Blend – 2008 – 8.5 – James Melendez

This white blend contains Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Gewürztraminer; a very well blended wine; no overly pronounced notes from any particular varietal; I expected some scented and floral notes but instead the wine gives notes of pineapple, guava and … Continue reading

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Hahn San Luis Obispo Estate Syrah – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

A powerful Syrah not because of it’s alcohol content but because of it’s bold and gorgeous structure. Able to bridge between fruit, alcohol, spice and tannin; this wine exhibits Pasilla chile, basted red plum, crushed pecan and lingering scent of … Continue reading

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