Category Archives: Sonoma County

January-February 2020 Wine Review – James Melendez

Here are wines that I tasted in January and February of the first two months of this new decade. Also, I was delighted to have attended both Nebbiolo Prima and the Grandi Langhe in Alba, Italy and ZinEx (Zinfandel Experience) … Continue reading

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This Week – February 3, 2019 – James Melendez

This weeks adventures were an experience of Sonoma County wines. I had never been to Williams Selyem on Westside Road.  I had passed in front for years and didn’t realise that I had passed so often.  The winery is not … Continue reading

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Always An Opportune Time to Taste and Visit Gloria Ferrer Wines – James Melendez

When I look at the state of US sparkling wine there are many fewer produces than say France, Italy or Spain.  There are several larger producers of sparkling wine in Northern California but I don’t always taste their wines on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 2017 October Fires in Northern California – James Melendez

I have been very saddened by the loss of life, the many acres of forest and vineyards burnt, and the many structures lost.   As of this writing 35 died, 5,700 structures lost and 182,000 acres burned in Solano, Butte, Napa, Sonoma, … Continue reading

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Pride Sonoma County Cabernet Franc – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

88% Cabernet Franc 6% Merlot 6% Cabernet Sauvignon Gently warmed cherry-plum, white mushroom, delicate touch of chocolate and Marjoram. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Pride Mountain Vineyards Napa Valley Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot   Notes of just harvested sun-warmed blueberries, blackberry, sweet spices, truffle and hint of chocolate. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Fischer Unity Red Wine – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: –     75% Cabernet Sauvignon –     11% Cabernet Franc –     9% Merlot –     2% Petit Verdot –     2% Syrah –     1% Malbec This wines juice comes from Napa County 76% and Sonoma County 24%.   Notes of black plum, black cherry, … Continue reading

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Petroni Rosso di Sonoma – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals Syrah – 75% Sangiovese – 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – 5% Wild raspberry, hint of Montmorency cherry, violet, pepper and central American chile. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Syrah – 2007 – 8.9 -James Melendez

Focused notes of red fruit: raspberry and plum, dusting of chocolate and anise, a very slight touch of lavender.  Scent of pine cone and leather. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Matanzas Creek Helena Branch Knights Valley Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

Green melon-bright citrus zest and peel, anise, and shake 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 Patricio Meléndez — All … Continue reading

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