Category Archives: Syrah / Shiraz

Are Cabernet Sauvignon Drinkers Actually Seeking Syrah? – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Are Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers actually seeking Syrah? A provocative question – right? I came to this question when I was talking with some wine drinkers who were disappointed with the Cabernet Sauvignons either tasted recently or over time.  I asked … Continue reading

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Stepping Stone Napa Valley Syrah – 2009 – 9.1- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Steeped in notes of fresh blueberries, smoke, Eucalyptus, truffle and pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

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PlumpJack Napa Valley Syrah – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

 Nice and weighty tannins—raspberry-blackberry Coulis, smoke, truffle, chocolate and violets. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Bacio Divino Napa Valley – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese Syrah, Merlot A polished wine; elegant finish; cherry-cranberry Confit, Marjoram, and sweet smoked spices. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Martian Santa Ynez Valley Syrah – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Scent of aged wood, suede, plum orchard in autumn; flavour profile of lavender, chocolate, cherry-blackberry-currant. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James … Continue reading

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Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Renegade Red Wine – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Syrah 46% Malbec 31% Petit Verdot 23% Notes of raspberry-Boysenberry, sesame, chile Nuevo Mexico, and cinnamon. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © … Continue reading

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Maroon Napa Valley Shiraz – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted fennel combined with raspberry, Brazil nut, sesame, and pepper. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

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