Wines At Our Table; Week of March 22, 2015; 3/16/2015-3/22/2015: Medium Ruby color with pleasing fresh red fruit, peach skin and low key, damp earth and spice aromas. On the palate it's light-bodied, fresh, fruity, with a hint of effervescence, dusty tannins, and tart cherry,cranberry, and spice flavors. Medium finish unique blen of 50/50 Pinot Noir/Gris. A wonderful chillable red that budget friendly!
Mercury hit 80+ degrees today so I was searching the cellar for something light. Found my last P2 and gave it a quick chill. Perfect choice. Bright, tart cherry, a touch of funk and a slight spritz. Tart finish with some gritty tannins. Really hit the spot.
Nice wine. Reads very much like a Beaujolais to me, which is really interesting considering that it is Pinot Noir / Pinot Gris . Little bit of spritz, which will probably be gone when I try it tomorrow, but is actually not bothering me since the wine is so light. Good times.
Sweet, floral nose of cran-raspberry juice, pear, and spices. Spicy cherry palate with some stone fruit and the slightest hint of herbs. On tasting it initially, I decided it was too light, sweet, and low acid for food and that it would be better as a sipper - but this paired surprisingly well with Super Bowl snacks. The food tamed the fruit and the decent underlying structure had a chance to shine through.
Opened last night. Was quite aggressive and fizzy on the palate, seemed to wear off with an hour in the glass, so I corked it and figured I would try it again tonite. Clear in appearance, with a pale ruby color, fading to a watery rim. The nose is in good condition, offering up youthful, medium intensity aromas of black cherry, orange zest, black pepper, and a floral component in the upper register. On the palate, this wine is dry, with med alcohol and light in body, presenting with med intensity flavors of sour cherry, orange rind, plum, and a light honey note. There is ample med(+) acidity (a bit more controlled than on opening nite), with very light, fine grained tannins, and a med(-) length finish of sour cherry and orange zest. This is a good quality wine that is drinking well right now, and should be drunk within the next year (great summer drinker!), as it is not intended for aging. Nice to chill and drink with a wide variety of foods, due to it's higher acidity and light texture.
The rating assumes that you are knowing what you are getting with this bottle. This is a great bottle with casual food (pizza, pasta,etc.). The combination of the two Pinots (Noir and Gris) is really good and the Gris gives it to me a more yellow-fruit like zing in the mouth and a very light refreshing taste. Just had another bottle of this for 3 people with a large pizza and it was perfect. I have a few more of these and will enjoy them similarly as a pizza just doesn't call for a big single-vineyard in my mind.
No detailed notes. Day 1 - similar to prior outing. Relatively light, pinot noir and pinot gris roughly balancing each other out. After forgetting about this for a couple of days, I tried a glass on Day 3. Quite surprised. Much more open, both on nose and palate. The nose - red fruits, perfume. On the palate, rich but seemingly slightly sweeter, with more indications of resin on the finish. Served very cold, as this came off my outdoor deck, where the temperature is hovering around 30 degrees. I'd go 90+ points on this, and will probably push my "drink by" date to 2014.
Actually opened it by mistake an tasted it before I looked at the bottle again. Bright floral nose with sweet cherry palate. Notes of the Pinot noir in the background. As others have mentioned champaign like fermentation. While unique it was a refreshing drink on a early fall night by an open fire.
Napa & Sonoma favorites in 3 short days...; 9/21/2012-9/24/2012 (Napa & Sonoma Valley wineries): Tasting room pour. 13.2% abv. Meant to be a lighter red that you can chill and drink with food, like in Provence; this wine is 1/2 Pinot Noir and 1/2 Pinot Gris, cofermented. On the nose, red fruits, floral, and caramel. On the palate, raspberry, and even citrus notes, with superb med(+) acid and fine med(-) tannins. The finish is actually medium in length and just repeats beautiful red fruits with a light chalky nuance. Pretty terrific summer quaffer.
Interesting to see how this has evolved in just a few months. The Pinot noir character is starting to take a back seat, with just come characteristic cherry and cola notes standing out. Still some oaky aromas. Palate is becoming much more tart and lean. Still very enjoyable and fun.
Quick TN: I love this wine because of its uniqueness. Pulled from the fridge and popped and poured. Dark(er) red in the glass. Dark red cherry with some citrus and a mineral/floral lift. More complex than a rose, but, despite the color, texturally the same on the palate. Plenty here to take on grilled burgers.
A nice alternative to a rose. We served this like we would serve a white (this is how the winery suggests) and it was very nice. A good dark berry red in color, with floral notes and berries on the nose. The initial taste on the palate is of cherries and flowers with a longer finish and complexity than a rose. Last year when we got this I thought of it in terms of a pinot blend and served it as such and didn't think much of it but when we were at the winery we tasted it chilled like a white and the character of the wine was much better and enjoyable. A great summer alternative to a rose.
Tasting room note. Looking back, I should have purchased more of this. Bright red fruit and floral nose with a lt-med. bodied palate that shows balance of red fruit and medium acid. Lightly chilled, this would be extremely versatile with food.
Opened this without really knowing what I was getting and found it to be very odd. The pretty red fruit on the nose leads you to think it's an elegant pinot noir, but the palate texture is more like an oaked chardonnay. After reading about the blend this starts to make sense to me, and is relatively successful for what it is, but I definitely won't be reloading. I much prefer Copain's straight rose.
13.2% alcohol. Served after a quick chill down (removed from the cellar and given about 30 minutes in the refrigerator). A bright, fresh, refreshing, linear, to the lighter side of medium bodied, easy drinking, and tasty combination of co-fermented pinot noir and pinot gris. Offers an intriguing and unique profile of red cherry, orange peel, lime zest, and flowers that really captures the essence of both varietals in a single glass.
In an ongoing personal effort to avoid falling into a Pinot Noir dominated wine rut, I find myself seeking out offbeat wines, and the Copain P2 fit the bill perfectly! As other notes mention, P2 is a cofermentation of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The result of this blending, for me, is a wine that captures the good stuff from both varietals. All of that hullabaloo to say that this is a really fun wine that will show incredibly well at all of your summer shindigs! To chill, or not to chill, is about the only quandary you'll face with this one.
A caveat up front - my score on this could be positively skewed as this was EXACTLY the wine I was looking for on this summer evening. The shipment arrived...let's give it a whirl.....
On the nose, some Pinot Noir tendencies, but more floral and delicate that most. On the palate, a pleasant dichotomy of "light bodied" married with "depth of fruit". PN seems to dominate, but the Pinot Gris gives this a freshness that otherwise wouldn't exist. Slightly sweet, with a PN style resin, augmented with a summer-friendly acidity.
For me, this is the perfect wine when a light Provence Rose "isn't enough" but a typical PN is too much. A very well crafted wine. I agree with the prior reviewer...this is best served chilled. We removed ours from the refrigerator and poured, leaving the bottle on the table a bit to warm for the second glass during dinner. It paired surprisingly well with green chili cheeseburgers.
Such a fun wine. Lovely mix of wet earth, cherry, strawberry and lime in the nose. The Pinot Noir shows up first on the palate, with cherry and cola flavors, while the Pinot Grigio takes over the finish, leaving a lingering citric note. Excellent warm-weather, refreshing wine.