Category Archives: Tempranillo

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

Posted in 9.1, Alentejo, Alicante Bouschet, Côtes du Rhône, Cochise County, Merlot, Napa Valley, Nerello Mascalese, San Benito County, Sauvignon Blanc, Sicilia, Sicily, Syrah / Shiraz, Tempranillo, Yolo County, Zinfandel | Leave a comment

Acumen Wine Gallery – A Classy and Must Experience Tasting in Downtown Napa – James Melendez

There is a new wave of wine tasting experiences at a tasting rooms sans vineyards.   There has always been a tasting room minus wineries in California.  But what is new is that there are many more to come. There is simple … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo | Leave a comment

April 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Just a few wines to share with you for this brief review for April. Some like to say Rosé season is on the horizon.  I always say Rosé is 365 days a year and 366 on a leap year.  Rosé … Continue reading

Posted in 9.1, Alsace, Côtes du Rhône, Cinsault, Clement Hills, France, French wines, Garnacha, Germany, Grenache, Mosel, Pinot Blanc, Prosecco, Rosé, Sparkling, Tempranillo | Leave a comment

Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 91 Pts – James Melendez

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 Melendez

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 Melendez

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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