Category Archives: Willamette Valley

Oregon Pinot in the City (San Francisco) – An Oregonian Tasting – James Melendez

Though I wanted to write about last year – it was great t see Willamette Valley Winery Association’s Pinot in the City come to San Francisco again (26-August-2015).  Though California shares a border with Oregon–it might be that these two … Continue reading

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Bergström Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2011 – 9.3 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Dense, lush Pinot Noir, exhibiting a continuous and nuanced spice tone. Exhibiting characteristics of Marionberry, blueberry, hint of game, smoke, fennel, cardamom and rose petal. ¡Salud! http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Clones: 115, Pommard Notes of delicate rose petal, Montmorency cherry, hint of white mushroom, pepper and smoke. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 … Continue reading

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Bergström Willamette Valley Sigrid Chardonnay – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Meyer lemon peel, Spitzenberg apple, nutmeg and hint of smoke. ¡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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Cornerstone Cellars Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

A wine with considerable finesse; essence of ripe black cherry, currant, crushed dried herbs, and Cardamom; scent of violets and juniper forest, ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Markedly restrained yet expressive; cherry-blueberry, lobster mushroom, Mexican cinnamon 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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Amalie Robert Willamette Valley Wadenswil Estate Clone Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Clone: Wadenswil Expressive, delicate and nuanced; rose petal, Rainier cherry, raspberry, toffee, Maittake mushroom and anise. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 … Continue reading

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Lumos Willamette Pinot Gris – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Ample dryness; various green citrus fruit peel and zest; hint of hazelnut and touch of baking spices. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Siduri Beran Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Enveloping earthly qualities—truffle, Crimini mushroom, ultra subtle blackberry, baking apple, allspice. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Siduri Muirfield Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Earth focused—nuanced truffle, cherry, moistened earth, mushroom. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** James the Wine Guy–”Demystifying Wine One Bottle at a Time” A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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