Category Archives: Sonoma Valley

Ravenswood Barricia Vineyard Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – 2008 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 76% Zinfandel, 24% Petite Sirah; aged 20 month French barrels–33% new. Scent notes of rose petals and violets and flavour characteristics of blueberry, Acai, Chile ancho, cinnamon, Cardamom and Malabar pepper. A polished and sophisticated wine. ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Monte Rosso Vineyard Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – 2009 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

An array of wild blackberry and cassis fruit, hint of freshly roasted pine nut, hint of lavender and chile Guajillo. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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Korbin Kameron Sonoma Valley Cuvee Kristin – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: 31% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot 19% Cabernet Franc 13% Malbec  9% Petit Verdot A polished wine with all Bordeaux reds; this wine exhibits notes of braised red raspberry-cherry, Thyme, sweet chile Ancho, mushroom, and chocolate pieces. *** ¡Salud! *** … Continue reading

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Audelssa Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Crushed blackberry-raspberry, chocolate, anise, pepper and allspice. *** ¡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 Rights … Continue reading

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Muscardini Sonoma Valley Sangiovese – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Split early season red cherry, lavender, vanilla and light dark 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 Meléndez … Continue reading

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Muscardini Sonoma Valley Tesoro Red Wine – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Sangiovese – 44% Cabernet Sauvignon – 30% Syrah – 26% Nicely dry, well balanced; Braeburn apple, black plum and currant; vanilla bean and toffee. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Korbin Kameron Sonoma Valley Merlot – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blackberry-blueberry Confit, fennel, smoke and white 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 — All Rights … Continue reading

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