Category Archives: Tannat

May 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are May 2019 wine reviews: Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Dry Riesling 2017 – $22 SRP         An aptly dry Riesling (I have included the back label to show the IRF scale) and to highlight this … Continue reading

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Lone Madrone Paso Robles Tannat – 2005 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Inkwell dark; highly acidic and dry; blueberry, cardamom, scent from at late summer herb garden and lavender. Winery website: http://www.lonemadrone.com/ *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of … Continue reading

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Barreto California Vinho Tinto – 2005 – 8.9 – James Melendez

39% Tempranillo, 30% Touriga Nacional, 28% Tannat, 3% Touriga FrancaRipe plum, crushed almond, chocolate and cinnamon. ** ¡Salud! James Meléndez James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Don Pascual Juanico Pueblo del Sol Tannat – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Very dry; a definitive food wine; red plum, nutmeg and cashew. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Caliza Azimuth Paso Robles Red Blend – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

51 % Syrah, 19% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre, 8% Tannat and 8% Alicante Bouschet.  This wine has notes of reduced blackberry, chocolate dust, Chanterelle mushroom and roasted red pepper. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the … Continue reading

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Viña Robles Paso Robles Red Blend – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine is 51% Petit Sirah, 43% Syrah, 4% Tannat, and 2% Touriga Nacional; this wine has rich dark fruit notes—dark red cherry, blueberry, black pepper, Eucalyptus, earthy notes, and a nose of cedar box.  Alcohol content 14.5%. *** A … Continue reading

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Barretto Cellars Lodi Touriga Red Blend– 2005 – 9.0 – James Melendez

A most appealing red wine blend using the following varietals. 76% Touriga Nacional, 12% Tannat, and 2% Touriga Franca.  This wine shows great potential for more Iberian varietal wines to come.  A dazzling array of bright red fruit, roasted almond … Continue reading

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Barretto Cellars California Vinho Tinto – 2005 – 8.6 – James Melendez

This wine is 39% Tempranillo, 30% Touriga Nacional, 28% Tannat, and 3% Touriga Franca. This wine has a nice weight with its tannin, alcohol and acid structure. The wine exhibits the following notes: Simmered red plum and red pear; a … Continue reading

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Cambiata Santa Lucia Mountains Tannat – 2004 – 8.7 – James Melendez

A what? A Tannat…wine?! Yes, there is such a thing a grape that is grown with any significance is in France and Uruguay. This wine is dense, viscous and intense with plumes of anise, just picked raspberry, and marjoram. Bring … Continue reading

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