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- Bucko - 04-21-2008 10:54 PM

2004 Nicholas Cole, Camille, Columbia Valley, Washington, $48. A Merlot predominant Bordeaux blend, this purple/red wine is packed aromas of blackberries, cherries, black olives and cedar. Full and lush on the palate, the wine reveals layers of fruit complexity, backed by generous but ripe tannins; 90/90.

2004 Nicholas Cole, Reserve, Columbia Valley, Washington, $105. Here’s another Merlot predominant Bordeaux blend from Nicholas Cole. The nose has intense ripe black fruit aromas, with underlying French oak nuances. The wine is very intense in the mouth, bursting with ripe blackberry fruit flavors. Silky tannins are revealed on the endless finish; 91/90.

2005 Nicholas Cole, Michele, Columbia Valley, Washington, $55. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-predominant Bordeaux blend. Intense ripe black cherry aromas are augmented by cedar spice. Full and ripe on the palate, the tannins are firm but forgiving. Very ripe black fruit flavors linger on the finish; 88/87.

NV Two Mountain Winery, Hidden Horse IV, Red Table Wine, Rattlesnake Hills, Washington, $15, 356 cases. A Cabernet Sauvignon-predominant blend of four red grape varieties. The wine is soft and fruity and has a lot going on for the price class. Enjoy now for the bright cherry, berry and plum fruits; 86/90.

- wondersofwine - 04-22-2008 09:44 AM

Two Mountain Winery. That's our friend Matt and his family from the Prosser offline.

- dananne - 04-22-2008 08:11 PM

Yeah, they're nice folks at Two Mountain, and we've been drinking the NV Hidden Horse Red as a summertime daily drinker since we were last out there. They make a nice Lemberger, too, and the Cab is much better than the price.

Nicholas Cole is a new name for me, though. Thanks for the notes and the heads-up.