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James Cole Estate Winery

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Rating: C
Feb 13th, 2009
5014 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA

Phone: 707 251 9905

Hours: Appt only

Tasting Fees: $20 for main tasting, $10 for reserve tasting

We got a reference from our friends at Clos Du Val to visit nearby. We arrived without appointment and were greeted by Lisa who was very friendly in squeezing us into the tasting bar. They specialize in Reds, but have a Chardonnay and Icewine that are worth a taste. Most of their estate fruit is resold to Caymus, and about 1 third are put into their estate and reserve wines. The winery has been open around 1 year and have a great looking barrel room off the side of the main tasting bar. With black walls, rows of barrels on either side of the room, a large oak dinning table in the center and a Rolling Stones video playing on the wall - it is a space they should use to expand their range of tastings. The logo


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2005 "Umbral" Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($125)Rating: C
Feb 13th, 2009
Flowery on the nose and a very smooth refined flavour on the palate. Tip of the tongue flavours with a very long balanced finish. "Slightly Metallic" on the finish ? Should be retasted in a few years.
2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($75)Rating: C
Feb 13th, 2009
Big dark fruit "Black berry" cab with lots of potential. Fills the sides of your mouth with luscious fruit. Smooth ending, will develop further with aging.
2004 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($75)Rating: B-C
Feb 13th, 2009
Tighter than the 05, showing less fruit and a little drier on the finish.
2006 Napa Valley Petit Verdot ($75)Rating: B-C
Feb 13th, 2009
Inky colour with mouth filling fruit and chalky finish. A medium finish although the fruit gives way to tannins
2006 Napa Valley Chardonnay ($30)Rating: B
Feb 13th, 2009
Clean and crisp, not over oaked or buttery. A little citrusy with a medium length finish.

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