Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Copain Pinot Noir “Wentzel Vineyard” Anderson Valley.
Copain is rocking and rolling right now, putting out one awesome wine after another and I was blown away by this savory and pretty Pinot from the little known Wentzel Vineyard in the Anderson Valley, which had a near perfect vintage in 2007. This wine is very, very young still and will fill out much more in the next year or so, though it is lovely now with great balance and class all ready. The nose is smoky sweet with subtle perfume and floral tones before a racy and edgy palate of raspberry, plum and cranberry going nicely with a ripe cherry core with apple peel, tea spices, currants while finishing crisp, but with some nice vanilla and leaving a bit of creaminess in the mouth. The wine should bulk up and get deeper as the acid drops and the fruit moves forward, be patient and hold a few bottles, drink in 1 to 5 years. ($50 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
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