Category Archives: Spain

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 Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

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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Tajinaste Valle de La Orotava Blanco – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

This is a remarkable wine; the varietal is Listán Blanco and shows promise and for me a desire to get my hands on more wines from the Canary Islands.  This is a gorgeous wine; elegant structure.  The wine presents with … Continue reading

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Cillar de Silos Crianza Ribera del Duero – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

Deep dark ink in coloration; silky tannins with the right amount of acid.  Red plum coulis, bread toast, Crimini mushroom, and forest floor. ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Viña Valoria Rioja – 1968 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have read where one reviewer gives this wine a 92; a bit high; I cannot follow suit with that rank. There is an abundance of baked raspberry, plum; some Cinnamon, Allspice, suede and winter bramble. The wine contains the … Continue reading

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Crucillon Garnacha Campo de Borja – Spain – 2005 – 8.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

An inexpensive bottle of Garnacha; Baked red plum, roasted red pepper, bread spices and cedar. ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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L’Hereu de Raventós i Blanc – N.V. – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A dry cava; crisp green apple, toasted French bread and some citron notes; not overwhelming on fruit coupled with very high fizz. ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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