Red

2011 James Cole Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • tomoem Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 24, 2019 - I kind of thought this succeeded in a year which was difficult. The wine is very much Napa Cabernet. Loved it and really liked the notes of CT user Somm David T. I thought he under-awarded the outcome.

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 12, 2019 - I opened this bottle last night, vacuum sealed it and put it back in my cabinet last night. Despite that, it’s showing some slight signs of wear.

    The nose reveals; dark berry liqueur notes, dark cassis, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed black plum, brown sugar, black licorice, dark, rich, sweet soil, steeped fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, clay, burnt ambers, light graphite, rubber toy, savoriness, leather, hints of mint, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, violets, lavender and dark withering florals.

    The body is full, very rich with dark, tarry tannins. The structure & tension are still big. The length and balance just falling into place. Dark berry liqueur notes, dark cassis, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed black plum, bright cherries, boysenberries, brown sugar, black licorice, root beer characteristics, dark, rich, sweet soil, steeped fruit tea, herbaceous notes, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, dry brush, clay, burnt ambers, charcoal, light graphite, rubber toy, savoriness, leather, signs of mint, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, violets, lavender and dark withering florals. The acidity wonderful. There’s a slight alcohol sting. The finish is rich, ripe, lush, elegant, well balanced, persistent and if not for the alcohol sting would receive a slightly better score.

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  • Coachron13 Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 30, 2016 - It's a 2011, so accept that the fruit will be subdued compared to the typical James Cole cab. But still a good job creating a solid cab out of the secondary notes. Held up consistently over five hours open.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer James Cole
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 119 (56%)
  • Consumed 94 (44%)

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