Category Archives: Washington State

Domaine Pouillon – Lyle, Washington (Pop. 511) – A Treasury of Wines – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I met Alexis Pouillon in Portland, Oregon in August of this year.  I had not heard of his winery before–so I was excited to taste wines from his line.  His Domaine is based in Lyle, Washington (population 511)– across the … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I reminisce when I drink Chimney Rock’s flagship wine—their Stags Leap Cabernet makes me think of the beautiful quarters and the quintessential yesteryear architecture set with the beautiful hills in the background. This wine has notes of violets, roasted blackberry, … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest Two Vines Washington Shiraz – 2005 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine with a significant stride; supple tannins backed with gentle acid; this wine presents with Blackberry confit, white pepper, cedar and dash of cardamom. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Milbrandt Traditions Washington State Riesling – 2006 – 8.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Riesling presents white peach, clovered honey and mineral especially pronounced on finish. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Millbrandt Vineyards Washington Merlot – 2005 – 7.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Millbrandt Vineyards Washington Merlot was terribly un-interesting. The wine was not corked it was just not noteworthy. I was disappointed and I always anticipate Washington reds are going to be at least memorable.  This certainly did not do it for … Continue reading

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