Category Archives: Willamette Valley

Siduri Abre Vert Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Earthy—smoke, slight chocolate note, brown mushroom, freshly ground cinnamon. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Cubanismo Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Cherry coulis, delicate Thanksgiving herbs and chile Ancho. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Cristom Vineyard Willamette Valley Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir – 2006 – 9.0 James Melendez

A classic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir filled with delicate smoke, white truffle, black pepper, Turkish fig and abundant earth and brush and Fall’s leaves.  Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs are a league of their own and are not comparable with other … Continue reading

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The Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.7 – James Melendez

A wine that is typical of the Willamette Valley; delicate, light; rose petal balanced by spiced earth and mid-summer’s best black cherry. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.8 – James Melendez

A nice homage to Burgundy; vitreous, low alcohol 12.5%–enjoying this wine is easier. The wine exhibits cherry, baking spices, freshly cut wood, and Porcini mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read … Continue reading

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Amity Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Amity Pinot Noir presents a very consistent bottle of Pinot Noir–true to it’s Burgundian roots–this is dusty, earthy, slight Black Trumpet mushroom mixed with freshly cut cedar. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the … Continue reading

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Fiddlehead Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir – 2004 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Everyone raves about the Santa Rita Hills and Fiddlehead wines from this appellation. This is a focused Pinot Noir witih subtle and standing ovation characteristics: lovely damp earth, sliced pluot, a dusting of clove, seude, amazing terroir for an amazing … Continue reading

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