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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  • hollisd

    i totally thought that about brandon’s wife! biggest surprise of the show hands down. of the entire show! 2006-2010. 😛

    5. visiting italy and france.
    4. making a wine that knocks everyones socks off and then not selling it.
    3. panning gary’s wine on the thunder show.
    2. drinking with gary.
    1. drinking with mott.

    great show guys.

  • Anonymous

    Great show y’all! Brandon – you are living the dream. Congratulations!

    1) Drinking w/GV is a given for anyone who watches this show. Duh!
    2) Getting my own wine business off the ground and running so I can quit my day job
    3) Dating a winemaker
    4) Visiting Italy and New Zealand
    5) Having a real wine cellar that is full enough to meet all my wine consumption needs for at least 3 years

    Epiphany wine: Shared a glass of Fino sherry with friend that she still talks about.

  • thanks zanne

  • Alexandre-CF

    What a dream. Congratulations you really won this fight.
    94+ Pts, keep roling.

    QOTD: 1) wine trip to France (Rhone, Burgundy and Alsace )
    2) wine trip to Italy
    3) Drink a 20 years old or more Chateau D´Yquem
    4) have a huge and proper cellar
    5) drink a great bottle of a white Château de Beaucastel with Gary and Mott.

    Brandon my girlfriend just loved you daughter.
    See should be in the show 😛

  • Alexandre-CF

    I hope you will try to fly a plane without drinking wine…LOL 😛

  • Ozzy

    Great shows GV and congrats to Brandon that is awsome to see that everything is going well for you and your famliy, take care and good luck into the future will be keeping an eye out for your wines.
    QOTD: 1. Drink some killer wines with Gary V, Sasha V, and Mott and we will drink there favorite choices.
    2. Finish my wine cellar and continue to expand it.
    3. Wine trip to Napa.
    4. Wine trip to Italy with my wounderful wife.
    5. Continue to always drink great wines with family and friends and expand our pals.

  • She was supposed to come with us but refused to get on a plane. I don’t even know where that comes from but she doesn’t want to fly.

  • jaye

    I didn’t get mentioned either … and I even flew all the way out to Sacramento to have dinner with the big B! 🙁

    Luckily, I don’t need the shout out to feel validated.

  • Phil G

    Great show, love the old school vaniac love…

    QOTD – I have already drank wine with GV, so here goes:
    Spend more time visiting/tasting in Napa and Sonoma
    Visit Oregon/Washington
    Visit Porto
    Visit Burgundy and Bordeaux
    Enter the wine business, maybe…

  • Has Wine Library ever covered Jurancon. Just back from hols in South West France and fell in love with this wine.

  • Anonymous

    Are you whining again?

  • Anonymous

    k, show watched, nice show as usual…. Could you maybe tell us at the beginning of a guest episode whether or not the guy is a knob? Not the case here….

    Anyway, QOTD: I honestly don’t have a wine bucket list. I wouldn’t mind, per se, floating the Rio Aysen in February and pulling over on the bank to cork an ’07 Domaine Pegau Cuvee da Capo. I guess wine is more of a nice companion on my journeys than the destination.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Lisa, we’re trying to get a bay area group together. Where are you?

  • Mattjohnson_78


  • Allan


    Let’s taste some vino! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :0)

    Cheers!!!!!! 😉

  • Allan

    “Clickin’ by your house about two forty-five
    With a sidewalk sundae strawberry surprise,
    I got a cherry popsicle right on time
    A big stick, mamma, that’ll blow your mind……”

  • Anonymous

    GV-Great Show, Great Guest!
    Brian- I hope I can Swing it, I plan on doing my dream too. Starting our own label soon here in SoCal. Just did a 9 day Wine tasting Road trip in Central Ca. Fun!
    5-Vella-Delicious Red
    4-Franzia- Chillable Red
    3-Beringer- White Zin
    2-IL Conte D’Alba- Stella Rosa
    1-IL Conte D’Alba Moscato D’asti

  • Anonymous

    Now my Bucket list-
    5-Go Wine tasting with my Sister-She live in Johannesburg, SA
    4-Finish my Tech Project
    3-Find the Right Vineyard
    2-Plant our own Vineyard
    1-Enjoy our Winery’s Success!

  • Coupe 60

    meh, C60aD

  • passion4wine

    Enjoyed the banter between you and your friend..
    I enjoy your show and comments as I like to try the wines out afterwords, hard to get excited when you review wines that are not available…
    -become an Astronaut, travel to space
    -head back to Alaska and see the Northern Lights again
    -pay for my sons college education
    -deepening my very interesting relationship with my BF
    -drink some classic and expensive wines that have been unattainable to me at this point-just to know!

  • Anonymous

    OH! Alright Alex!!! *sigh* 😉 lol

  • ck

    Surely I’m not first, but the Simpsons cup was in episode 160. Right?

  • Sorry if I took it wrong, as it wouldn’t be the first time. I just find the overall evaluation of wine to be an important part of wine for myself and think people should state what they feel as sometimes notes alone don’t convey the level of the wine. I know I have had many wines that I would really enjoy as they align to my palate, but feel are 86 or so to the general public so I score it and 86. The also there are times when a wine is good, but I can seem unimpressed by my notes because I dont’ care for the varietal or profile provided. But that’s enough of that, Congrats on your success and to the future of your project.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: There is too much on the list. I work in a wine shop and I can’t even begin to make a dent. My customers always ask, “Have you tried it?” They don’t want to hear “No” for an answer. I want to taste wines in the regions they were grown. I learned that idea from a recent Wine Spectator article. It would be amazing to get a feel for the wines while visiting their “terroir”.

    QOTD: My big epiphany wine was a Gevrey Chambertin. That was in 1996 but I don’t remember the vintage of the bottle.

    QOTD: I’ve introduced white wine drinkers to red Rioja. It seems to be a successful transition wine from white to red based on my observations.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Forgot one thing from earlier comment…..drink wine on WLTV.

  • Anonymous

    I have to thank brandon yet again for allowing him to sell to a canadian and holding it in storage and we’ll meet one day, hopfully even do a harvest this year no good with WSET Classes

    1. Drinking Wine with Brandon and Ben in Eugene! [hopfuly in October]
    2. New Zealand
    3. Loire Valley like the whole tour the whole valley should be fun
    4. Barcelona, Wine/Sherry, etc
    5. And drink a bunch of ’83 Bordeaux [birth year]

  • Anonymous

    5~drink some Cella with Gary V…
    4~go back to Italy and really do a food/wine tour…
    3~Drive the D-2 in a 365 California Ferrari…
    2~settle down on a small farm/vineyard in Eastern Wa..
    1~Find a woman that is willing to the above with me…

  • I’ve only got two so far:
    Drink wine with Christopher Mott.
    Drink Thunderbird.

    I’ve got some friends back in Madison that love the hobo wine (purely for its awfulness), and I got a bottle today.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for introducing me to Brandon and his wines. Great to see a Vayniac following his dream and then returning to the show. I’m really interested in trying his Rose. But only 12 cases? Will google around to find out if any is still available.
    The Journey of Jordan: a wine and food video blog

  • Great ep! Awesome to see a Vayniac living the dream…making wine and enjoying life with a great family, and of course great friends. Hope I’ll be able to pick up some of your wines at some point, Brandon.

    QOTD1: 5) Go back to Cali. 4) Go to Italy; 3) Go to Go to CdP; 2) Drink one of the top first growths from Bordeaux; 1) Drink on WLTV (again)! 😉

    QOTD2: My family got me hooked on Chilean wines as soon as they would let me drink, LOL. Outside of that, I would think it must have been a Napa cab…can’t remember which one.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome QOTD
    1.)Watching the Pats beat the Jets in an AFC Championship game on a last minute pick 6 from Sanchez to Devin McCourty while Gary V. is sitting next to me drinking a nice red.
    2.) Spending a 2 weeks in the Rhone and living, eating and drinking like a king.
    3.) Drinking a 1997 Brunello Riserva that I have been sitting on for a long time now and having it blow me away, while eating an amazing Italian dish (Something with Truffle oil)
    4.) Introducing my kids to wine in 17 and 15 years respectively and having them “get it.”
    5.) Drinking one of those legendary wines that I could never afford unless I won the lottery- 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Petrus or DRC.
    QOTD2: Meandro Do Vale Meao Douro 2006- had it with my brother & cousin. They could not believe that a wine this good could cost under $25.

  • Menlo Park..

  • Anonymous

    Great show. at first I thought …… waw, that long. But that was very informing and fun.
    Nice guest.

    QOTD. What a nice question.
    1. Lafitte Rotchild
    2. Screaming Eagle
    3. Pichon Longueville 2000
    4. Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin
    5. DRC La Tache

  • Anonymous

    Great show, really enjoyed Brandon and signed up on his email list. Love Pinot’s and can’t wait till I try the Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir. Thanks Gary.

  • If anyone ever had a doubt as to the power of social media as a sales tool, look no further! I watched this episode, enjoyed every second of it, and got an email followup. It took me about 2.5 minutes to hit the Coleman Nicole website and order three bottles of the ’08 Pinot. Thanks to GV for introducing me to some amazing wines, and the people behind them!

  • WesMcAllister

    What a great episode. 100 point type episode.

    Bucket List
    1. Drink wine with Mott
    2. Drink with with Sasha V
    3. Visit Wine Library
    4. Own my own Vineyard and make wine
    5. Drink some 1985 Vintage TF Port on my 75th birthday with the ones that I love. (I was born in 1985)

  • Thanks Craig….we appreciate the love!

  • Anonymous

    My regards to Brandon M. Wifey and I watched this show together, and we loved it. Your wines are so interesting, specially that second rosé; looks so yummy. Your QOTD is so good too!

    Bucket List;

    1. Chateau Margaux 1995 or 2005
    2. Drink Chateau Haut Brion with wifey, her dream wine
    3. Drink with Sasha Vaynerchuk
    4. Drink with James Suckling in Piedmont or Tuscany
    5. Two hands Ares (one of this days).

  • Anonymous

    It is great to see people who follow their passions and do well. My bucket list of wines would be to taste the greatest wine from each wine region of the world. And it would be even better to taste them in the area they come from or at the winery itself. The 45 minutes went by fast. Thanks for entertaining us and best of luck.

  • Tholmz

    Great show, just stoked the jealousy I have for someone really trying to live out their passion and attempting to Crush It! Wine bucket list…great question, I don’t have one but will be creating one now!

  • Valentin65

    great show and an honest guest.

  • Valentin65

    bucket list: barbera, barbaresco, bordeaux, chianti, southern France, southern Italy, Australia, Burgundy (too expensive) for reds. for whites: Germany, Burgundy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa.

  • Thanks Valentin65

  • Anonymous

    Now that was fun to watch. How could anyone root against Brandon. Enjoy the journey. I am so envious.
    QOTD: Chateau Latour, Chateau Haut Brion, chateau d’yquem sauternes, a trip to The Wine Library and having a glass of wine with my daughter the night before she gets married……by the way she is 3 1/2.

  • Fantastic episode! Really enjoyed watching and learning a little something about winemaking. Brandon, you rock.

    Bucket List – I have never given any thought to a wine-specific bucket list, so this is totally off-the-cuff:
    1. Visit Wine Library
    2. Watch a live recording of the show
    3. Attend the after-party when Gary buys the Jets (I’m sure wine will be served)
    4. Get on the short list to get some Coleman Nicole Rosé
    5. Drink wine and talk business with @Garyvee

  • Anonymous

    1. 3 Harvests in a year
    2. Plant grapes in Montana
    3. Give Robert Parker a noogie
    4. Barrel Taste with Charles Woodson
    5. Brown bag it with Vaynerchuk

  • Great guest! Fun episode. As a grape grower/winemaker myself I worked on a 10 Year plan! You have done a great job… Dont let the knock backs get you down! You obviously have a great product.

    1. Produce a Sparkling Chardy
    2. Get a wine reviewed by Gazza
    3. Travel to the Nappa
    4. Visit Wine Library
    5. Build my dream winery

  • Hear Hear! As soon as I say the links pop up I was at the Coleman Nicole website… People making just Pinot amaze me! Such devotion to a varietal

  • Guys

    Love the show and love the love. Great to see an old school Vayniac bringing the thunder with his own juice.

    QOTD: Good question.
    1. Make my own wine
    2. Tour the vineyards of Piedmonte
    3. Try all the First Growths
    4. Visit the vineyards and wineries in the Bio-Bio Valley
    5. Get on WLTV


  • papavb

    Fantastic show!

    Love all the realness and passion on display here, still pissed I couldn’t make the July open house (there will be many others I hope)

    1. Drink a d’Yquem (Tokaj in a pinch) from the 19th century
    2. Pioneer a new region for wine
    3. Tour bordeaux with Gary (ep. #534 and #535 are quite possibly my favorites)
    4. A stocked cellar with a crapton of every varietal being produced from every region
    5. Find someone who is just as excited about all this as I am, and share it with her

    Epiphany: Being part of the elite and impecunious CKC, the most expensive wine I’ve bought was a 2005 Domaine de Boursan (my first, and so far only Chateauneuf du Pape), and it is the best wine my friends and I have ever tasted (and we only go into it after a bottle of Cloudline pinot, and Chateau Pichon Bellevue 05).


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