Category Archives: Santa Ynez Valley

February 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Another fun tasting month of wines from Arizona to La Mancha to Ribera del Duero and back to Santa Clara Valley south of San Francisco.  I am always amazed on such variation that hits my tasting table. Please seek out … Continue reading

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Martian Santa Ynez Valley Syrah – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Scent of aged wood, suede, plum orchard in autumn; flavour profile of lavender, chocolate, cherry-blackberry-currant. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James … Continue reading

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Martian Santa Ynez Valley Grenache Blanc – 2009 – 9.0. – James Melendez

Italian white fig, middle eastern green citrus, hazelnut and pepper. *** ¡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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Stoplman Estate Santa Ynez Valley Syrah – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Wild black cherry, Malabar pepper, espresso and scent of violets and worn leather. ¡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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Stoplman Originals Santa Ynez Valley Syrah – 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Focused; blueberry Coulis, baking spices and Pioppini and brown mushroom; scent of herb garden in warm summer evening, and sandlewood. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley Grenache Blanc – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Elegant notes of exotic citrus peel, green melon, white tea and  hint of nutmeg. ¡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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Palmina Honea Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Nebbiolo – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Anise, baking spice, blackberry Coulis, scent of roasting pine nuts and almonds and suede. ¡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 … Continue reading

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