Category Archives: Santa Cruz Mountains

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 Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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 Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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 Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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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Clos Tita Gironde Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Braised blueberry, smoke, chocolate, Pinon, scent of chervil, cardamom, and moist earth. *** winery website: http://www.clos-tita.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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Naumann Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay – 2005 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Bright colored citrus zest, peaked Comice pear, nutmeg and Toasted almond. *** winery website: http://www.naumannvineyards.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 regions … Continue reading

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