Category Archives: Santa Cruz Mountains

Top 50 Under Realised Wine Regions/Countries in the World – James Melendez

There are so many wine regions on the planet and many that are either rarely found at wine retailer or a restaurant wine list.  I wanted to create this wine list because there are so many wine countries that are … Continue reading

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My Wine Tasting Wish List 2018 – James Melendez

In the past few years I have been writing about wines on my wish list for this year. Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some wines left over on my tasting table … Continue reading

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Thomas Fogarty Lexington Santa Cruz Mountains Meritage – 2007 – 9.2 (92/100 Pts)

A lovely wine: Scent characteristics: Sanded cedar, well seasoned leather, pine forest floor, and plum orchard.  Flavour notes: Blackberry, Acai, Tayberry, violets, rose petals, sage, white mushroom and chile Poblano. ¡Salud! http://ww w.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time … Continue reading

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Mount Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Aptly dry; roasted cherry-dried cranberry, fennel, smoke and rustic aromas of juniper and suede. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

A polished wine; Acai, King Trumpet mushroom, hint of Tahitian vanilla, and Oaxacan 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 … Continue reading

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Clos la Chance Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Rose petal, cherry, cranberry; scent of pine forest in Spring, lavender and Thyme. ¡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. … Continue reading

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Cooper-Garrod Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Notes of seared cherry, blackberry, baking spices, chile Guajillo and pine nut. *** winery website: http://www.cgv.com/ *** ¡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 … Continue reading

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