It’s good to follow Winemakers. I follow Charles Hendricks. However, Charles last James Cole vintage was 2013.
100% Petit Verdot in anyone’s hands is tricky. This 09 made by Charles is elegant young...just as it is now. It’s just rounder & softer after 9 1/2 years in bottle. It still has teeth but, complex & floral with dark, grippy tarry, round tannins. The darkest of roasted & used expresso grounds, dry earth with dark & brilliant florals. Beautiful acidity and elegant persistent finish.
This offering has another 10-15 of good drinking ahead. Properly stored of course.
Photos of; James Cole Winery, outside tasting lounge, signature bronze logo statute and James’ classic car in their fermentation cellar. — 2 days ago
Great wine. Flavor and body like in the cab-franc and not too much tanine — 6 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a thin reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black plums, black cherries, sweet strawberries, licorice, vanilla, oak, chocolates, earth, dark coffee, light alcohol and pencil lead.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity. Bold yet elegant.
Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, tobacco, dark coffee, light cedar, earth, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, peppercorn and herbs.
Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This is an interesting Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Feels more like a Right Bank Bordeaux, which is very interesting.
Still young, but already approachable, and showing good potential. A good quality wine, that would be nice to revisit in 5 years.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and remove some of the acidity.
Tangy and spicy. Rich, elegant and extracted. Very tasty.
Good by itself and better with food. Paired very nicely with Brie cheese.
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Petit verdot. Aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher.
14% alcohol by volume.
$100. — 7 days ago
The mouthfeel is a velvet glove. Just gorgeous and soft on the palate. Its hit a good phase & will still improve for another 7-10 years. Floral fruits with a raspberry heavy lean, blackberries, dark cherries, suppressed blackberries/black raspberries and a touch blue fruits. Soft graphite, used leather, dark rich soil, dry stone, crushed rock powder, fresh tobacco with brilliant florals that are purple, blue and framed in a field of violets. The acidity round & beautiful. The long elegant, well knitted & balance finish shows all the aged finesse & elegance that is classically Marqaux.
Photos of; Chateau Lascombes, modern & stylish barrel room and our Allen Brothers Ribcap, Crispy Potato Wedges and Caramelized Cooked Carrots. — 15 days ago
Spectacular concentration now at 7yrs old. Brown bag please - I need to fool some experts. 1 bottle remains. 100% PV from near Flint Hill. Micro-lot by Dave Hilti — 13 days ago
Sud-Ouest tasting #7
Beautiful aromatics with baked lemons, apple pie, Mandarine peel... a sweet opening on the palate followed through with amazing juicy, citrus acidity and whiff of exotic spice... the balance is impeccable and the this fits perfectly both a foie gras as well as beautiful apple pie. A grand wine. — 8 days ago
Tastes of Black Cherry (think in Cherry Garcia ice cream), sultry tobacco, low tannin, easy to drink (finishes like a Pinot Noir) — 13 days ago