Category Archives: Santa Lucia Highlands

Scheild Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: unknown Rich, dark and considerably long finish; blackberry, boysenberry, chile pequin, Cardamom and lobster mushroom. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 … Continue reading

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Pelerin Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: 115 777  Notated with rich cherry, dark plum, chile Ancho and Pine nut; autumnal aromas of baking spices and cedar wood fire. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Pelerin Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: 777 Pisoni Quite dark; an exemplary bottling of Pinot Noir but also a testament to how Pinot Noir is adaptable to very cool regions.  Adaptable..Pinot Noir… well fussily of course.  Early season dark cherry, essence of allspice, nutmeg and … Continue reading

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Aeshna Doctor’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Something magical about Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noirs…. Now I do like the word ‘magical’ to describe a complexity of characteristics that build for a wine that is greater than the sum of its components.  And I hope that the … Continue reading

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Tondre Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Smoked blueberry, blackberry Confit, fresh Cardamom, Pioppini mushroom—lasting finish. ¡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 — All … Continue reading

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Pisoni Santa Lucia Highlands Rosé of Pinot Noir – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Gorgeous Colour—deep yet vitreous, deep rich roasted black plum, dash of allspice and vanilla. 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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Novy Family Rosella Vineyard Santa Lucia Highland Syrah – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A muscular wine; notes of wild blueberry, baking spices, chile Ancho and crushed pecans. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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