Category Archives: Winery

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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Winery Visit: JC Cellars – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Another urban wine making facility—JC Cellars shares the same roof as Dasche Cellars.  JC Cellars has an interesting assortment of wines either for purchase and / or tasting.  They specialize in Petite Sirah, Syrah, Marsanne and blends interestingly named: The … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Gruet Winery – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

If you are in Albuquerque or on route to Santa Fe the Gruet winery is an easy access point to stop by and try New Mexico sparking and still wines.  The Gruet family history begins in France and evolves to … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Robert Sinskey Vineyards – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A favourite winery on Silverado Trail.  A beautiful and very noticeable structure that cannot be missed off of the trail.  When I have been here I have enjoyed a nibble with the wines being poured.  Pairing of food and wine … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Sebastiani – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Just of the south of the city of Sonoma plaza.  This winery does have views of vineyards and is located in a charming housing area of the small city of Sonoma.  The facility and tasting bar is is large.  There … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Cakebread Cellars – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have many fond memories of Cakebread Cellars; it is one of my first wineries I visited in Napa several years ago.  And I always think or at least my nose remembers the lovely barrel room—the wondrous scent of oak … Continue reading

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