Category Archives: Winery Rating

Winery Visit: Winery Visit: Schug Carneros Estate Winery – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy 9.0

An idyllic setting on a gentle slope of a Carneros hill-slight tilt to have a great perspective of the beautiful Carneros district.  The facility is simple but quite fitting.  This winery specializes in one sparkling wine (Rouge de Noirs Sparkling … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have passed by Jacuzzi Family Vineyards on my way to Napa many times.  But I had finally stopped by when I did not have enough time to get to Napa.  It was a great way to discover the warmth … Continue reading

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James Cole Winery – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This winery on Silverado Trail is both a sophisticated and fun winery to visit.  Relatively new when compared to other wineries on the Trail.  Easily accessed via Oak Knoll Avenue (if you are coming from Highway 29) or going up … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy – My Winery Rating System – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I am often asked about what wineries to visit when in one of many wine countries.  And that is an interesting question, a personal question about what one seeks from a winery experience. It’s like asking a most personal question … Continue reading

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