Tag Archives: Merlot

Pelago Marche Rosso – 2001 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Montepulciano, and 10% Merlot and presents with notes of bramble berries, heirloom tomato, allspice, and smoke. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Manincor Alto Adige Castel Campan Merlot – 2005 – 9.3 – James Melendez

Merlot from Alto Adige is not something that one associates with Alto Adige.   This wine has finesse and complexity.  A dark inky color but  a lightness that is approachable—deeply herbaceous and earthly; bringing successives notes of fennel, stewed blackberry, … Continue reading

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Benziger Sonoma County Merlot – 2005 – 8.9 – James Melendez

A focused wine with a structure that doesn’t engage just a berry quality but a more dynamic and complex wine.  This wine gives notes of reduced blackberry, chocolate dust, mild sweet cedar, ground cinnamon and mushroom medley. *** A plethora … Continue reading

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Cecchi Toscana Coevo Red Wine Blend – 2006 – 9.1 – James Melendez

This wine is a blend of Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 20%, and Petit Verdot 20%.  This wine imparts a varation of notes from black cherry, smoke truffle, cardamom and scent of suede. *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Havens Napa Valley Merlot – 2005 – 8.9 –James Melendez

Notes of violet, focused blackberry, cinnamon, chocolate and sanded cedar. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights … Continue reading

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Havens Carneros Merlot Reserve – 2004 – 9.0 – James Melendez

This wine presents with notes of bursting blueberry, fennel, wild rose and cardamom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

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Havens Bourriquot Napa Valley Red Wine Blend – 2004 – 9.0 – James Melendez

This wine is 70% Cabernet Franc 30% Merlot at 14.5% alcohol; this wine denotes a pronounced earthen qualities; mushroom-truffle, fennel, cedar wood, mineral and scent from an orchard; beginning and finishing with reduced blueberry. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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Cain Five Spring Mountain District Red Blend – 2005 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Cain Five is a Bordeaux blend containing the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Unlike Bordeaux this fruit comes from a higher elevation and this is a marked difference. This difference gives a dark inky … Continue reading

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O’Shaugnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.2 – James Melendez

This wine is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% St. Macaire.  This wine is beautifully complex and luxuriant.  All mountain fruit and a nice admixture to the Cabernet Sauvignon of other … Continue reading

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Lieb Cellars North Fork Reserve Merlot – 2004 – 8.9 – James Melendez

The wine has a very sturdy backbone; each phase of tasting is consistent and deliveries subtle notes of black berry, underbrush, Acai, and Fall baking speices. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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