Red

2005 Nicholas Cole Cellars Michele

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2015 (Edit)
CT90.7 124 reviews
2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2006
2006
Label borrowed from 2006
2006

Community Tasting Notes 87

  • z_willus_d wrote: 90 points

    April 26, 2020 - Happy to report this bottle of mine was drinking very well, particularly on the first day. It seemed to be at a peek there, though on day two this was a touch more tired and slightly stewed. Blackberry, bramble, cassis, florals are the components showing in this -- a Bordeaux blend with a touch of Washington. I'm glad it's held up.

  • McMalbec Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 22, 2020 - PnP- Beautiful ruby red color into the glass; bright raspberry/ sweet tea on the nose; blackberry and figs on the palate, pleasant vanilla sensation on the finish. This is an enjoyable Bordeaux blend. While I am pleased to have a few bottles left to enjoy, I wonder what my impressions would have been had I opened one 5 years ago.

  • studleytrey Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 24, 2017 - Followed the Camille from the same vintage (2nd of 2 for both). Dense garnet color with light bricking, just like the other. Aromas of dark fruits, freshly tilled soil, root vegetables from the farm with dirt still on it like carrots and radishes, green pepper, celery, potpourri, dried orange peel, black tea, dried fennel, and graphite minerality. Fantastic nose. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark fruits, bitter orange peel, oak spices, and minerals. Solid juice. 89-90

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  • mephisto76 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 7, 2016 - complex and delicious. still peaking but not for much longer.
    It tastes like blackberry, red currant and black currant (cassis).

  • jimkay21 wrote: 91 points

    April 18, 2015 - Very enjoyable, good balance and density of flavor down to the last drop

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Nicholas Cole Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Michele
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 689076999052

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (2%)
  • In Cellars 191 (29%)
  • Consumed 454 (69%)

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