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Curtis Santa Barbara Heritage Cuvee Red Blend – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is Grenache 35% Syrah 28% Mourvèdre 24% and Cinsault 13%.  Notes of rich red-black plum, blueberry, Thyme, Marjoram, chocolate and Brazil nut. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Star Lane Vineyards Astral Santa Barbara County Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Various bramble berries, centered with Acai; cinnamon, chocolate, toast and vanilla. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Ampelos Estate Santa Barbara Syrah – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Muscular, well developed; focused notes of blueberry, cherry, black pepper, chile Ancho, and vanilla. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Lucas and Lewellen Santa Barbara County Petit Verdot – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dark Pluot, blackberry, almond, pepper, mushroom; scent of Thyme, Marjoram, and mid-summer herb garden. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Mosby Santa Barbara Sagrantino -2006 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Delightful acid profile enveloping notes of blackberry-black plum, scented almonds, nutmeg, and brown mushroom. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Palmina Honea Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Barbera – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Boysenberry, cherry, cardamom-cinnamon, red flower petals.  Scented plum, aspen forest and roasting pine nuts in shell. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Palmina Honea Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Lagrein – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Medium body, vivid; herbaceous notes layered with dark cherry, scent of thyme and lavander. ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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