Category Archives: Tempranillo

Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

80% Tempranillo 10% Grenache 10% Mourvedre 14.5% alcohol; very dry, essence of montmorency cherry, smoked black plum, clove, pepper, cardamom; rustic scent notes of cedar wood pile, warmed leather by touch, and a heavy wood forest in autumn. http://www.lidobaywine.com/ *** http://www.jamesthewineguy.comContinue reading

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Marqués de Riscal Próximo – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a Cosecha wine and contains three out of the four major red grapes of Rioja–Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo.  This wine is elegant and considerable finesse, nuanced rose petal, smoke blueberry, wild strawberry, vanilla, ground clove and Marjoram. ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Carmichael Rojo Del Rey Central Coast Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Fresh strawberry-cherry, fennel, cashew, and chile Nuevo Mexico. *** ¡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 — All … Continue reading

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.0- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Tart cherry, strawberry, vanilla bean, fresh ground Cardamom and hint of red floral notes. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Fenestra Livermore Valley Port 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Touriga – 34% Tempranillo – 26% Tinto Cão – 20%  Souzão. – 20% Confit of blueberry-blackberry, vanilla, dried Turkish fig and hibiscus.

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Pierce Ranch Monterey County Tempranillo – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Early season cherry, currant, violets, and hint of rose petals, dash of smoked red 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 … Continue reading

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Tempranillo 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Well crafted—considerable finesse, very dry; amalgam of raspberry, strawberry, hint of Eucalyptus, and fennel. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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