Category Archives: Sangiovese

Silver Wines Santa Barbara County – Review – James Melendez

I have rarely been wowed by California or even North America Sangiovese.  I think the struggle for Sangiovese is where to grow it and equally importantly how to vinify it. I recall listening to a California wine maker who producing … Continue reading

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Troon Montepulciano and Sangiovese 2016 – James Melendez

Troon is a special producer in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley specialsing in Italian, Rhône varieties, Zinfandel and Malbec.  Applegate Valley’s granitic soils and long summer hours of sunshine and heat index make for an ideal climate of the unique and special … Continue reading

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Bacio Divino Napa Valley – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese Syrah, Merlot A polished wine; elegant finish; cherry-cranberry Confit, Marjoram, and sweet smoked spices. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Analog Napa Valley Red Wine – 2005 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon – 95% Sangiovese – 5% Expression of strawberry-raspberry tart, hint of bacon, roasted pine nuts, and Mexican vanilla. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Bacio Divino Napa Valley Pazzo – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: 74% Sangiovese 8% Syrah 6% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Petite Sirah  6% Viognier Superbly complex wine; notes of blackberry-blueberry Confit, mixture of Allspice-Cardamom, pepper and scent of suede, underbrush and cedar box. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a … Continue reading

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Carmichael Sa Vini Monterey County Sangiovese – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Nicely dry; prime season red cherry, anise, and Cardamom. *** ¡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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Naggiar Sierra Foothills Sangiovese – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Aptly dry; notes of early season cherry-plum, cinnamon and violets. *** ¡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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