EP 902 Coleman Nicole Wine Tasting with Brandon Miller

Gary Vaynerchuk invites a long time Vayniac, Brandon Miller, who started making wine in California to come on the show and taste his wines.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Coleman Nicole Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2009 Coleman Nicole Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2008 Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2009 Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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Tags: Pinot Noir, red, review, rose, Video, wine, wines

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  • Brandon M

    Absolutely man, get in the forum and introduce yourself. There are so many great people in there you’ll be having great offlines in no time.

  • Joel beseler thompson

    was the Simpsons episode “call of the Simpsons”?

  • Anonymous

    Having read Brandon’s posts here and the forum, it is great to see he is making great wine as well. Actually Chris you were mentioned because of the rating system accommodation for the 89.9 rating. I got to do the GV part of my bucket list on the cruise. Still would like to do a custom tasting in Burgundy and Bordeaux. Barossa and McClaren Valleys and would like to get a taste of my birth year wines that I have never had.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Yeah, what happened to the ?flag? button?

  • Anonymous

    Oh hell Randall, with me it’s just the medication 😉

  • grape_ape

    Congrats Brandon, great show guys! Great to meet you and your better half on Friday Brandon, was a blast.

  • Anonymous

    Bucket list

    1) Have a drink with Tim F, if he’s not available Gary V
    2) Visit Maule Valley, Chile. My first epiphany wine was De Martino, 2006 Single Vineyard Malbec.
    3) Try some 1982 Salon, I heard somewhere it’s a champagne that loco baller vloggers drink.
    4) Drink some Madiran the has been cellared for an appropriate period!
    5) If I haven’t had a good example of a wine, from a region, or from a specific grape, I will keep buying that region or varietal wine until a good one shows up!

    Epiphany wine:
    I gave to a friend: Leitz, 2006 Riesling Kabinett Trocken (Rudesheim), showed Germany has value dry wines.

  • Scruff

    That is it, WLTV has jumped the shark with this episode….

  • I’m sure someone already posted the simpson’s glass episode, but #160!

  • Phaser

    Don’t be sorry, you’re the greatest, because it is important to you. Just think what it would be like if someone (anyone) in Washington felt like you do.


  • jeffsjeff, it would be interesting to see what Gary would have scored off camera.

  • Scruff

    Actually this was a fun episode. Congrats Brandon.

    The CN Rose 2008 was great last summer – it really needed to be drunk in the first 6 months. It has a great minerality that it lost with age.

    My wine bucket list is tooo long to even consider typing up!!! Too much to do in so little time :-O

  • Great episode, thanks Gary, Mott and Brandon.

    Gary… what is the “big news coming”? Come one, bring it man.

    QOTD: France and Italy touring with my bride and yes drinking a bottle with Gary and my bride.

  • QOTD; Traveling to the great wine, growing and producing, spots. Sharing all of that with good friends.

  • Snarf

    It has been a loooooong time since I left a comment, so I must be a 2nd generation lurker as I watch all the shows, eventually. I’m pumped that Brandon made it on the show and even more happy at GV’s honest appraisal of the CN products. My 6 pack of the 2008 CN Pinot is resting comfortably and I can’t wait to try one (it will be a while). Looking forward to the next release email!!! Good going, B and GV!!!

  • knew there was another side to the story…

  • very glad to see Brandon doing something practical with the saignee, and a nice gift to the supporters…

  • Anonymous

    QOTD1: Let’s see…
    5) Drink wine with GV (Well, Gary, you JUST made it into the list. Only just.)
    4) Drink some good wines i.e. each of the first-growths of Bordeaux, DRC, Sine Qua Non, Dal Forno etc.
    3) Get my girlfriend (who’s really my de facto fiancee) to start enjoying wine
    2) Take some courses in enology so that:
    1) Eventually I can set up my own winery. My dream is to make wine in Korea, but that’s not going to happen unless the two Koreas unify, because I reckon that the only place suitable for vinifera grapes in the Korean Peninsula is up in the north. It’s not going to happen any time soon, but I’m a young man and so I can hope. If not, I’d be content to do it elsewhere.

  • don’t sweat the scoring…it’s all subjective anyhow…it’s not an absolute truth, just an indicator…we read your reactions more than the actual score anyway…

  • Anonymous

    5. To get my friends to enjoy/appreciate wine as much as I do
    4. Travel to Italy to taste & experience wine like they do
    3. Go to Beaujolais for the festival
    2. Drink wine with Gary V (that would be pretty cool)
    1a. Make wine with my friend from NZ 1b. Never get tired or bored of drinking wine

  • Moduswines

    get a room! Brandon, you should of told Gary how we made 5 different wines from a 5 ton pick from the same vineyard on the same day and got 5 years of experience in 1 season and therefore have let the vineyard tell us what is the best way to make the wine from it (run on). The wines will get better and better my friend.

  • Anonymous

    Epic. Finally get to see Brandpn. He’s as awesome in person as he is in the ether. Nice job. Your wines sound terrific, too. Congratulations! And, yes, you did marry way above your “league”. 😉

    QOTD1: 1.) Visit Oregon wine trail
    2.) Visit Burgundy and taste wine
    3.) Visit the Southern Rhone
    4.) Meet Mott
    5.) Visit Wine Library and meet Brandon Warnke, Ian and KMurph

    QOTD2: To one of my friends who was “only drinks white wine”, I gave a bottle of Moulin-a-Vent – they loved it and now have become red wine hounds.

  • Thanks Mottster!!!!!

  • Thanks Steve….I’m sure Gary will come back for another party though he’s pretty busy so it may be a few years. 🙂

  • Ouch 🙂

  • As the wines opened up he probably would have given them all 95+. 😉

  • Wish we could L’egance! If you’re ever in California, look us up.

  • Anonymous

    Great show guys! Let’s here it for keepin’ it real.
    Congrats Brandon! Hey, just signed up for your mailing list.
    Save some Rose for me, PLEASE.

    Dream Bucket list:
    1) Visit the Alto Adige and try every Kerner, Arneis, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and obscure white varietal I can find
    2) Have Gary host a Riesling Geek Week Cruise down the Rhine, hitting all the little guys and major players along the way
    3) Wandering around Alsace and tasting everything
    4) Grand Tour of Austrian Wine (& Pastry)
    5) Other than CA American Riesling Tour: Washington, New York Finger Lakes, Michigan Leelanau Peninsula and all the other states that are rockin’ the Riesling

    *Practical* Bucket List:
    1) Drink my 1976 Mouton Rothschild with my childhood friend Haggai who gave it to me
    2) Drink more Pinot Rose (hint hint ; ) )
    3) Drink more German & Austrian Eiswein (Yum!)
    4) Finish my Wine Century Club (100 varietals tried) requirements and become a member
    5) Taste more wine and share my knowledge with the public

    I took my brother to the Alsace Style Grand Tasting in Boonville in February. At that point he was only drinking Sauvignon Blanc and said he didn’t like Gewurztraminer (because he’d only had Fetzer, yuck!). Many wineries later, he liked good, dry Gewurztraminer and his palate started waking up. After another tasting he likes Pinot Noir as well.

    I LOVE bringing people to the realization that Riesling & Gewurztraminer are NOT just sweet wines. So many different variations, so much fun.

  • Anonymous

    Great episode GV, i was really surprised as many have said below, how interesting this episode was, the 47 min flew by. I’m new to the show, so i’m hoping someone can direct me to the forums. Gary mentions the Forums and Comments as separate places, I’ve looked all around the WLTV site and really only see the comments section associated with every episode as being the only place to post.
    Went to the Coleman Nicole website and love the Google Maps link to the exact vineyard location, it’s great to be able to put a visual on “Sonoma Coast” also love the info associated with the harvest!
    1. Barrel tasting – i’ve done one before but it was from an open barrel (how many other tours tasted before me?) and the vintage was 2 weeks from bottling. I want the raw experience, for that matter i’d like to tast my favorite wine all throughout the winemaking process; a) after cursh b) after fermentation c) barrel d) bottle – i want to know how dramatic, if at all, the process is on the taste of the wine.

    2. Drink all 7 DRCs! And have another 7 to cellar!

    3. Collect the Seven Wine Apostles as described in Les Gouttes de Dieu:
    1st 2001 Georges Roumier Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
    2nd 1999 Château Palmer
    3rd 2000 Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo
    4th 1994 Château Lafleur
    5th 2000 Michel Colin-Deléger Chevalier-Montrachet
    6th 2001 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
    7th 2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural (Eleven Confessions) Syrah

    4. Enjoy a traditional Calsot in Spain with red wine and Italian vermouth! (check out No Reservations – Spain)

    5. Drink with Gary V, we’ll each bring our favorite bottle!


    PS. Sorry for the long post, the QOTD really got the wheels turning

    Go Vikes and the 40 year old, High School Musical, attention whore, QB

  • Allan

    Kick-ass Goodness!!! Great show, Great guest, VERIFIED! 😛

    Would love to try Brandon’s wines…..

    Qotd: Bucket-list: I’m a gonna go travelling i think…

    1) Piemonte – Love Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera etc. etc.

    2) Rheingau – My favourite spot for Riesling, have been there once before.

    3) Rhonê Valley – CdP, Lirac, Cotê Rotie, Hermitage etc. etc.

    4) Austria – Feelin’ Gruvee 😉

    5) Drink some vino with NY Pete & You G, just to see what would happen…. And eventually break up the fight……………… :O)


  • It’s not easy thinking of everything behind the table. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Dudes…awesome show. Its hearing about guys like you that make me want to eventually get into the wine business.

    Bucket List:
    1) A two week tour of European wineries (mostly in France and Italy, but I’m open to anything)

    2) To eventually make a proper investment in good cases of wine and a cellar.

    3) Find a group of friends who shares the same passion for wine that I have. I came close lately since I worked at winebar, but alas, I am moving so I am going to have to find that again lol.

    4) Eventually get into the wine business. I don’t exactly what yet but right now my preference would be as a distributor and/or wholesaler. I don’t think I would have the patience to focus on the details required to make my own wine.

    5) Meet all my wine making/selling/distributing heroes (don’t wory gary, your on that list)

    Qotd: I haven’t really had that happen yet, but I haven’t been able to really light a fire under someone yet as far as wine drinking goes. They either already have it, or its a passing fancy of sorts.

  • great show, very enjoyable to see one of true vayniacs take it up a big notch…and a fellow web geek break the digital shackles.
    QOTD: jeez…not so close to dead yet, so the spit bucket list is likely to change…
    1 – Significant length visit to Campania and Calabria, the origins of Oenetria, and my ancestors.
    2 – Make a super classy aromatic dry white, and a basic quaffing red from cold climate varietals.
    3 – Take Mrs. Burro on any wine adventure of her choosing.
    4 – Pinot Camp
    5 – Make it to one of the WLTV gatherings, to sniff and whirl with the crew…
    Last holiday season, dad was convinced he hated Shiraz or Syrah of any type…the 2005 Montes Folly changed that…

  • Yes, some folks may think that Randall Grahm is screwy, but he has reasons for the screw caps…
    good work.

  • smokenmirrors TM

    What a great episode. Having been fortunate enough to purchase/drink Brandons portfolio I really know just what Gary was talking about.
    Its always good to see old friends bantering back and forth. Great job Gary and Brandon I was impressed by your poise.

    1) Return to Tuscany for an in depth boots on the ground vineyard to vineyard tasting extravaganza
    2) Travel to Oregon and Washington State on a Pinot odyssey
    3) Become friends with Corinne Mentzelopoulos
    4) Return to Anderson Valley with Brandon, Jason and Dave as my tour guides.
    5) Provide special effects for a WLTV episode

  • 2) Have Gary host a Riesling Geek Week Cruise down the Rhine, hitting all the little guys and major players along the way


    …did not fit on my short list…

  • Anonymous

    Any good suggestions for a spicy dry Gewurz?

  • Anonymous

    You should let her know before us!

  • Anonymous

    @Johnfarrin. We have to organize the SF Bay area Vayniacs. Locals facebook us up.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    1 ? Take classes at the Wine School of Philadelphia
    2 ? Witness Sir Gary doing church lady?s superior dance

  • Anonymous

    Where you at Melba? We’re trying to get a group of Vayniacs in the bay area for an offsite drinkin eatin fest.

  • Wish I could. I’m a New Yawker but a trip to the West Coast would not suck. I’m just needling Randall. It’s just fun.


  • Anonymous

    She knows 😉

  • Anonymous

    GV & Guest – Great show, one of the best guest of the year! He’s a real dude…integrity, respect, honest, genuine, etc…Keep it going, I love the Rose appreciation for the fans!

    1.) I want to try all the 1st growths from Bordeaux, vintage 1981, my birth year (I know it wasn’t a great vintage, but what can you do)!
    2.) Explore Champagne and get with the growers!
    3.) I want to really understand Burgundy!
    4.) Go to Portugal!
    5.) Take Gary out to dinner and show my thanks for when he took me out to dinner! Bern’s Crew Baby!

  • Randall


  • 😀

  • Zino

    Interesting show. Nice to see wines being made in a more casual (practical) way. Many wine makers take themselves too seriously.
    Bucket List:
    Make my own wine. Do a thorough exploration of Campania region. Be a guest on the Thunder Show. Set up a blind tasting for Robert Parker. Taste the wine that Jesus made from water.

  • waynooo daaa wino

    Yo castello, Albert Mann (Alsace) has a Good One that’s readily avaliable
    and inexpensive (20 bones)……..

  • John__J

    Wonderful show, great seeing Brandon on. Congrats on making your own wine and getting it out there Brandon!

    qotd:I’m just going to pick 5 wines which is quite hard enough, without including regions and who I’d like to drink with, and what I’d like to learn or accomplish with wine-wise as this list might number in the hundred’s. A couple of these I’ve been able to try in other vintages, and I have #4 but haven’t drank it yet.

    1.Caves Jean Bourdy Chateau-Chalon 1947
    Voted #1 white (yellow really) wine in France of the entire 20th century by a panel of French Premier Sommeliers. With Caves Jean Bourdy being named one of the top 3 French wineries excelling in both red and white. The other 2 are Haut-Brion and DRC.
    2.Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2005
    even though I’d have to wait quite a while yet to drink it
    3.Chateau Petrus 2009
    If this vintage lives up to all its legendary hype
    4.Royal Tokaji Essencia 2000
    supposed to age 200 years, but I doubt I’ll be able to hold out that long
    5. 1947 Cheval-Blanc
    Would love to see if this wine really lives up to all the hype

    Of course I could throw up a whole slew of other wines up there, along with all the weird varietals, and wine styles (even quirky cheap ones like a Uhudler), and regions (like a wine from Reunion, which is a few hundred miles off the coast of Madagascar that’s an Island owned by France which probably makes wine of low quality but I want to try it anyway), along with having an awesome wine cellar in my home, and ascending up to level 4 with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and all the people I’d love to share wine with, whether living like Gary V., or dead like Thomas Jefferson, I could go on forever.

  • Thanks JayZee!


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