Red

2004 William Cole Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée Claire

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Ricky99 wrote: 93 points

    February 10, 2019 - Really cool aromas.. eucalyptus, pine wood, etc.. Drank along a Tor and Culler... This was a close second to the Tor

  • sfwinelover1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 14, 2019 - Recent auction purchase inspired by love of Napa cabs, CT and RP reviews and good price vis-à-vis wine searcher. Per CT notes and experiences with older cabs, no decant, but opened bottle about 75 minutes before first glass. Cork was soft but came out cleanly (broke second night). Rich and opulent nose redolent of violets and dark fruit. Vibrant red and black fruit on the front palate balanced by secondary notes of burnt coffee and loamy earth. Moderate on tannins, light on acidity. Great color, good legs. No sediment. Really great. 96

    Second night: Starts out surprisingly disjointed, but 15-30 minutes in the glass integrates better, but both the fruit and secondary notes seem a bit faded. Still tasty to be sure, but less interesting. 91-92

    If you asked me on night 1 of its longevity, I'd have said at least 5 years, but I'm less sure after night 2. I think that this wine can benefit from a short decant but is best consumed on the first night. With that thought in mind, if I could get another bottle at what I paid for this, about $75, I would.

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 27, 2017 - Best bottle yet. Not tiring. Had at a restaurant and was a crowd pleaser with a demanding audience. Opened for 30-45 minutes with no decant......that was fine.

  • zoeldar Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 4, 2016 - Superb - drank along side an '04 Opus, and table was divided on the fav...WCole was more traditional Napa (old school), with layers on the palate and an extended finish. Still vibrant, but probably near peak in terms of evolution. Valette steak paired well

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 18, 2016 - Open for 45 minutes. No decant. Drinking very well right now. No reason to keep the bottles on the shelf. Do not see how this one could get any better.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer William Cole
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Cuvée Claire
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 250 (65%)
  • Consumed 132 (35%)

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