2017 Copain Edmeades Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Perched on a hillside overlooking the Russian River Valley, Copain specializes in vineyard designated Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.
Founded in 1999, Copain, meaning friend or buddy in French, sources their wines from cool climate vineyards located in Mendocino County, the Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma Coast. The Copain portfolio consists of three distinct collections, Tous Ensembles, Les Voisins, and the vineyard designated wines. The wines have long been inspired by France’s Rhone Valley wine region.
This is the inaugural release of the fruit from this vineyard. Medium to pale ruby in the glass, the 2017 Pinot Noir Edmeades Vineyard is aged 16 months in 30% new French Oak. Out of the glass aromas open to floral, roses, strawberry, loamy earth with notes of orange peel and brown spices. The palate is medium bodied, textured with a broad expansive mouthfeel, tart fruit flavors, soft silky tannins, juicy acidity with a touch of minerality that finished long and expressive. This is a delicious Pinot Noir from Copain and worth seeking out!
By Perry Miroballi