Red

2004 Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 208

  • SWHighlander Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 24, 2018 - drinking in its prime. great wine. Well balanced tannins, acidity and fruit. Sptayed it with inert gas overnight and it drank well the next day too.

  • tbone wrote:

    March 8, 2018 - Last bottle out of 6 and this one was great. Ready to go now and I would assume for the next 10 years or so. Plenty of dark fruit but earthy and minerally as well.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • SWHighlander Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 28, 2017 - One of my favorite bordeaux blends from Washington state, including (if not as good as) Quilceda Creek. Darker red in color, great nose of red and black fruit, touch of leather, oak and herbs. I drank coravin-accessed a glass a month ago and popped the top last night. Drinking the same, and did well without decanting. Concentrated flavors with depth and balanced tannins and mild acid, mild spice, long finish. This is drinking very well now and should continue for a while, although I wouldn't go to 2040 like WA suggested.

  • gcarl wrote: 91 points

    February 19, 2017 - I didn't have time to open/aerate this bottle which may have been contributory to my impression compared to my previous ones. I will open another soon, WITH aeration to compare.

  • Whine-Oh Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 15, 2016 - From memory. In a good place. New world can. No funk, just generous fruit forward wine. Held up to favorable Peruvian American fare.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille Red Wine Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    2/26/2009 (link)

    (CAMILLE Nicolas Cole) UPDATE: Container Arrival

    Just to update everyone on March containers or deliveries set to dock and unload during the month. Below is a small list of items that a lot of you have asked for (many more items are set to dock but these seem to have had the most number of inquiries - the list below is not comprehensive and you do not need to inquire if you fail to see your item on this list):

    Delas-Freres (multiple vintages/all wines)

    Clos de Jacobins (all vintages)

    Leoville Las Cases Magnums (all vintages)

    2005 Calon-Segur (magnums and 750s)

    2005 Aalto

    2005 Aalto PS

    2005 Parpette Cote Rotie

    2007 Karcher Alsace (all)

    2007 Pyramid Valley (all)

    2004 Ragnaie Brunello

    2004 Valdicava Brunello

    2007 Valdicava Rosso

    2007 Chablis (many producers - Vrignaud, Charley Nicole, Pinson, Brocard, etc)

    Pousse d'Or (all)

    2007 Antugnac (all)

    ...also lots of old Bourdy arriving via air as well.

    We'll keep adding items to the UPDATE over the next several weeks (to calm the nerves) as we get a container schedule for March. Shipping to you is expected to begin in late March as usual - we will update the season as it becomes closer.

    Enjoy the wines!

    Garagiste
    *************************
    Camille

    Dear Friends,

    Everyone can try to downplay the economy as much as they want but the fact is, wine needs to move through the pipeline. From winery to retailer, the trade is in the midst of a correction and the smart players are lowering prices to give the consumer a vote of confidence instead of devising a scheme of confidence built on a continual con.

    You can add Nicolas Cole to the smart camp.

    By offering this reduced price to us, they have not only given the consumer incentive to try their wine (and hopefully gain their loyalty), but the 2004 Camille is just now coming into its own after a rough period that lasted through 2007 and into the start of 2008 (much like a recently bottled St. Emilion). With the 2004 Camille you now receive two benefits - the benefit of time in the cellar and of a reduced price.

    I've checked in on this wine from time to time and it finally started to surprise me about six months ago. In February 2009, it's finally become something to write home about with secondary character starting to brim and bubble under the surface - the new tarrif makes it even more enticing for a domestic red that wishes to play at the very top level:

    Finally, a US upstart with cult-level aspirations that's swallowed their pride and realized it's much better to go forward with the consumer by your side then to prop up a false impression of grandeur. In my opinion, that is worth rewarding with our wholehearted support (the wine is certainly worth the $28+ as well).

    We don't have an endless supply of this at the reduced price (they are almost at the end of the vintage) - please give Niki your maximum up to 12 and she will allocate based on the total number of requests.

    (This is not the same wine being flogged around the US for $25, that is the 2003 Camille, which was from purchased fruit and is not in this league)

    This parcel is directly from the winery cellar with perfect provenance:

    2004 Nicolas Cole "Camille" (Columbia Valley)

    It will ship during the spring shipping season.

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA

    WA7790

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Washington Wine Library TV (Part 2), Episode #442, 4/11/2008 (link) 91+ points

    (Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-nice sour cherry; a little earthy; some green action; hint of mint; some rhubarb & red radish; nice blend of fruit & vegetables; TASTE-such an intense explosion of black fruit on the mid-palate; Bordeaux like; nice green pepper on transition from mid-palate to the finish; obvious strawberry components on the finish; I really like this; GV-91+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Nicholas Cole Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Camille
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 784 (30%)
  • Consumed 1,796 (70%)

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Christmas 2013 w/ Mercedes, Duck Confit, Lamb Shank, Marcus & Julius(mom & dad also; dad made it!)., Roast Beef

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