Category Archives: Spring Mountain District

A Spring Mountain District Gem – Smith-Madrone – James Melendez

It was my birthday October 2 2015 and it is one of the few days on a calendar year that I take completely off….well sort of.  I had a rush getting to Napa Valley–I planned on a taking a leisurely … Continue reading

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Guillams Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Even and focused and weaving of complexity; blueberry compote, dense blackberry, Marcona almond, dried Turkish fig, and baking spices. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 … Continue reading

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York Creek Spring Mountain District Petit Verdot – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blueberry, chocolate mint, Thyme, pepper and fennel. *** http://www.yorkcreek.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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York Creek Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Peak black cherry, dusting of Cardamom and allspice, Crimini mushroom and scent of a mid-Autumn sun drenched herb garden, and suede. *** Winery website: http://www.yorkcreek.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at … Continue reading

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Guilliams Spring Mountain District Merlot – 2005 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of blackberry, chocolate, toffee, chile Pasilla; scent of Eucalyptus and lavender. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Guilliams Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A completely earthen experience; braised dark red fruit, vanilla, an amalgam of mushroom: Pioppini, Chanterelle, and Crimini; scent wafting from an autumnal plum orchard. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a … Continue reading

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Maroon Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is quite dark; dense notes of blueberry, cinnamon, and a deep sense of  earth (mushroom, moist autumnal Plum orchard). Winery website: http://maroonwines.com/index.html *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a … Continue reading

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