Category Archives: Souzao

Quinta Cruz Alta Mesa Silvaspoons Souzão – 2009 – 9.1 – James Meléndez

This wine is 12.5% alcohol content.  Souzão also spelled Sousão coming from well known 300 acre Silvaspoons vineyard in Lodi’s Alta Mesa sub AVA Sousão can be termed as a wine giving rustic flavour characteristcs and raisin. I don’t like to … Continue reading

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Fenestra Livermore Valley Port 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Touriga – 34% Tempranillo – 26% Tinto Cão – 20%  Souzão. – 20% Confit of blueberry-blackberry, vanilla, dried Turkish fig and hibiscus.

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JF Lurton Quinta do Malho Douro Red – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Tinta Amarela Souzão Lush fruit melding into  a dry yet decisive wine; completeness in structure; cherry, plum, blueberry Confit, Cinnamon and nutmeg, and maitake mushroom; aromas of violets, late summer moist orchard, and suede. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of … Continue reading

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Murrieta’s Well Livermore Zarzuela Red Blend – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

69% Tempranillo, 20% Touriga, 8% Petite Sirah, 3% Souzao; raspberry, Chanterlle mushroom and chile Nuevo Mexico. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Murrieta’s Well Livermore Zarzuela Red Blend – 2007 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy – 8.8

69% Tempranillo, 20% Touriga, 8% Petite Sirah, 3% Souzao; Oaxacan simmering spices, red-black cherry, Thyme and scent of dry land after rain. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Bray Vineyeard Shenandoah Valley Vinho Tinto – 2006 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine contains the following varietals Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, Souzao, Tinta Roriz,  and Alvarelhao.  This wine has a nice tannic and acid structure perfect for beef and tomato based sauces.  Presented with notes of ground red pepper, raspberry, crimini … Continue reading

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St. Amant Amador County Vintage Port – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

St. Amant produces quite nice Lodi wines and I have to say their vintage Port was such a nice homage to the mothership’s Port.  This wine is not just a fortified wine but a wine utilizing Portuguese varietals: Touriga Nacional, … Continue reading

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