Category Archives: Santa Rita Hills

Tantara Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez

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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Coup de Foudre Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Pronounced notes of black cherry Coulis, cassis, chocolate dust, lavender, and Eucalyptus. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Dragonette Fiddlestix Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

A dark Pinot Noir and vivid acid structure; black cherry, white pepper, vanilla and Porcini mushroom. *** Winery website: http://dragonettecellars.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of … Continue reading

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Alma Rosa Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir– 2007 – 9.0 -James Melendez

Blackberry, pluot, fresh ground cardamom, fennel. *** ¡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 wine … Continue reading

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Waits-Mast La Encantada Vineyard Santa Rita Highlands Pinot Noir – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Dark coloration, split dark cherry, Malabar pepper, sweetened savory chile, vanilla; scent of pine nuts roasting, coriander and other cooking herbs. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine One Bottle at a Time” A … Continue reading

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Thorne Estate Rio Vista Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Bliss filled expression of black cherry, smoke, chocolate and truffle.  Scent of pine forest, coriander and underbrush. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Siduri Santa Rita Highlands Pinot Noir– 2008 – 8.8 -James Melendez

Cherry, hint of heirloom tomato, cinnamon stick, chocolate dust; scent of pink rose petal, vanilla and smoked chile Guajillo. *** The most diverse wine review from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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