Category Archives: Santa Maria Valley

Kenneth Volk Garey Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Essence of violets and rose petals, Rainer cherry, hazelnut, and Marjoram. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Kenneth Volk Santa Maria Cuvee Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Refined and nicely nuanced; cinnamon, toffee, pine nut and white rose petals. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Clones: Pommard – 60% Wadenswil 2A – 12% 114 – 12% 667- 6% Spiced red cherry, anise, Allspice, Thyme, and white mushroom. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Clones: 777 – 47% 667 – 21% 5 – 32% Notes of Rainer cherry, autumnal cranberry, vanilla bean, Piquillo pepper and Marjoram. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Presqu’ile Rim Rock Vineyard Santa Maria Pinot Noir – 2009 – 90 James Melendez

Focused earthen and herbaceous notes; rose petal, lavender, ripe red cherry and baking 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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Presqu’ile Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 90 – James Melendez

Clones: 30% Clone 667 – 30% 25% Clone 115 – 25% 25% Pommard – 25% 20% Clone 777 – 20% First a beautiful label.  Floral, earthy; strawberry, Pioppini mushroom and sweet pepper. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a … Continue reading

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Tyler Dierberg Block 5 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Clones: unknown Exquisite; lively and zesty acids; bright cherry-raspberry notes coupled with sweet fennel, toffee and pepper. ¡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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Kenneth Volk Nevarez Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Roussanne – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Lively, pronounced minerality-acid, stone fruit, apricot, white pepper and flower petals. ¡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 Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Flying Goat Solomon Hills Santa Maria Valley Brut – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Wild raspberry, bread spices, almond and toast. *** ¡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. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Villa Mt Eden Grand Reserve Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Blackberry, slight blueberry, ground allspice, black Trumpet mushroom; scent of dried pine wood, underbrush and crushed herbs. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** The most diverse wine review from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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