Category Archives: Wine Review

My Wine Review Wish List 2019 – James Melende

Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some wines left over on my tasting table from the previous year.  But I do attempt EVERY single year to taste wines from all wine regions … Continue reading

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December 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

What an amazingly quick year–so many wines and the last monthly addition.  I also published this month my yearly top 100 wines of 2018 in addition. I hope you had an amazingly great wine year and a great year in … Continue reading

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November 2018 Wine Review – James Melendez

                McPherson Texas Les Copains Red Wine 2015 A Rhône blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, An outstanding Rhône blend–integrated and balanced; one of the best Rhône blends I have tasted from Texas. Nose: … Continue reading

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October-September 2018 Wine, Beer and Spirits Review – James Melendez

This is a combination of two months – September and October — travel packed months.  I was able to capture this month wine, beer and one spirit.  A full fledge grouping of wine, beer and spirits–an exceptional two months of … Continue reading

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July 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are the wines I tasted this July and the notes and scores for each. I tasted wines from Oregon, Washington, Argentina, and California in this review cycle. Here are a collections of wines I tasted during July. Cathedral Ridge … Continue reading

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May 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Here are the wines landing on my table for a May 2018 review:           Mercat Cava Brut Nature  A lovely and inexpensive Cava Brut Nature – Brut Nature is such a loving way to enjoy sparkling … Continue reading

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Early March 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

        Pacific Crest Centennial Trail Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2015 Scent: Dried lemon peel, crisp apple, white flowers and almond Palate: mix of green and yellow citrus, pear, and freshly roasted pine nut SRP: $16.99 13.2% ABV *** … Continue reading

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