Category Archives: Spain

Fall Wine Reviews September-October 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

A very busy time of the year for me is always Fall – I had to combine my monthly wine reviews into one (September-October 2019).  I had a large number of trips–and a bit busier than usual in general. My … Continue reading

Posted in Arroyo Seco, Australia, Finger Lakes, Grenache, Grillo, Insolia/Ansonica, Italian Wine, Monterey, Monthly Reviews, Napa Valley, New York, North Carolina, Pinot Noir, Rioja, Santa Rita Hills, Sicilia, Spain, Yatkin Valley | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Germany, Graciano, La Mancha, Lake County, Rheingau, Ribera del Duero, Santa Ynez Valley, Spain | Leave a comment

Top 100 Wines of 2018 – James Melendez

The great race to name the top 100 wines is like Christmas/winter holiday retailers putting out their assortments earlier year over year.  So too is James Suckling on November 5, 2018 and Wine Spectator November 19, 2018.  Next year I … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Top 100 Wines, UK, US | 2 Comments

Three Cheers to Cava – An Invitation to Drink More – James Melendez

Cava producers are doing a fantastic job of creating bottles of gorgeous wines from their famed region using three characteristic wine grape: Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada in many wines. I thought it very important to highlight Cava because as I … Continue reading

Posted in Catalunya, Cava, Spain, Sparkling | Leave a comment

DO Montsant – A Catalunya Gem – Part I – James Melendez

This is part I of a III part series on DO Montsant. The intention of the three part series is to get a before, during and after reporting of the experience.   Also in this article I am attempting to showing … Continue reading

Posted in Carignan, Catalunya, Garnacha, Montsant, Spain | 2 Comments

Gramona Cava Brut Imperial Gran Reserva – 2006 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of Kaffir lime, delicate green apple, toasted almond, hint of dried herb and hibiscus. ¡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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Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello Valdeorras – 2006 – 8.7 – James Melendez

Dry crisp and delectable white wine from Galicia. The wine deserves food; white fish and shellfish; abundant acids compliment the dried almond, fall straw and a touch of honeydew. ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around … Continue reading

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