Category Archives: Santa Rita Hills

Ortman Family Turner Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Mid-summer herbs, vanilla, wild strawberry and roasted fennel. *** ¡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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Hilliard Bruce Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Early season red cherry Confit, essence of lavender, Eucalyptus and red floral notes. ¡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 … Continue reading

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Zotovich Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Currant-cranberry, cinnamon, chile Pequin, rose petal and fresh garden herbs. ¡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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Tyler La Encantada Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: unknown Notes of intense fresh bright red cherry, currant, freshly ground cinnamon, allspice, rose petal and Crimini mushroom.   Note: I prefer to spell out the Santa Rita Hills AVA—I know that wine labels using this designation are required … Continue reading

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Zotovich Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: unknown Violet-rose petal, light red cherry, smoke, bacon and chocolate. ** ¡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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Furthermore La Encantada Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Clones: 115 667 777 And furthermore is their take on a Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir.  Convincing notes of Raspberry-early harvest strawberry, Tahitian vanilla, and Marjoram. Aroma of thicketed Douglass Fir woods, suede and pine cone. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One … Continue reading

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Tantara Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Bright notes; supple, relaxed yet sophisticated; Acai, varied bramble fruit, allspice, violet and white mushroom. ¡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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