Category Archives: Santa Clara County

April 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

April was a very quick month–just like each year January and February are relatively calm and after that we all seem to be on a proverbial banana peel. I do loving tasting so many wonderful wines during the month. Jason … Continue reading

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Hitching Post GENERATION RED Santa Barbara County – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

A Cabernet Franc dominated wine with an accompaniment of Syrah; this wine gives generous earthen, fruit and spice notes;  braised black plum, Pioppini mushroom, chile Guajillo-Ancho and scented with evocative notes of pine nuts roasting and leather. *** Winery website: … Continue reading

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Aver Family Homage Santa Clara Valley Syrah – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Assorted bramble berry, chocolate dust, field mushroom, and herb bunch. *** ¡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: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Aver Family Blessings Santa Clara Valle Petite Sirah – 2007 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Dried Turkish fig, mild chocolate, Thyme, scent of dense forest and leather. *** ¡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: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Santa Clara Valley Carignan – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Spice plum-red apple, freshly ground allspice, white truffle. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Estate Santa Clara Valley Roussanne – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

White pepper, fleshy peach-pear, delicate note of nutmeg. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Besson Vineyard Santa Clara Valley Marsanne – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Marsanne – and I mean this positively—is like liquid marshmallows—not the highly manufactured ones but the ones that are chef created—the soft, slightly sweet flavor that has a lingering scent.  And that is Marsanne and that is this wine—soft delicate, … Continue reading

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