Category Archives: Santa Lucia Highlands

2019 Midsummer Wine & More Reviews – James Melendez

A lovely month of diversity.  I love red and white wines year and, of course, rosé is particularly appreciable but I do love rosé year round.   I am constantly asked if I prefer red or white wine to which I … Continue reading

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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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Scheild Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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Siduri Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir– 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Roasted pitted fruit, combine of sweet spices; chile ancho, black pepper, and dark floral notes. *** ¡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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