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November 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are my tastings for November–just one more month of tasting to finish out this year and decade.  While it seems like it has gone by quickly–it has also been a decade of great tastings and travel. I’ll be publishing … Continue reading

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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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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Keenan Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Keenan wines are presenting with incredible finesse—I previously reviewed their reserve wine.  And to not be left out is their non-reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.  Dark bramble berries, summer herbs, smoked almond, black pepper and ground clove and cinnamon. *** ¡Salud! James … Continue reading

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Keenan Spring Mountain District Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 9.3 – James Melendez

This wine is formidable with great finesse.  Well constructed and myriad of notes; reduced blueberry, grilled fennel, herbed pine nuts, chile guajillo, and pepper and anise; scent of Turkish fig, bramble, cedar and smoke. *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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