Category Archives: Syrah / Shiraz

April 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

April was a very quick month–just like each year January and February are relatively calm and after that we all seem to be on a proverbial banana peel. I do loving tasting so many wonderful wines during the month. Jason … Continue reading

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March 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

While a longer month than last–it seemed to go so much more quickly.  One comforting constant is wine!  Here are my reviews both written and video reviews for the month of March. I am in full spring mode and keep … Continue reading

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Are Cabernet Sauvignon Drinkers Actually Seeking Syrah? – James Melendez

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 Melendez / 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 Melendez

 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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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