It's weird I complain all day about big fat russian river pinot and when I get a balanced old skool pinot u think I would love it. But this is just too light and too thin and little body. It's almost translucent. Its like a menetou salon or maybe even a Beaujolais . I m3an it's a good wine and I did like it but I need a bit more oomph to b3 in love.
Bright and floral with juicy berries (raspberries and strawberries). Very refreshing and clean with crisp acid and dusty tannic structure. I’m convinced Copain doesn’t make a bad wine. Such a good value.
Hate to be the contrarian here but upon a second sitting with this wine I've decided I vehemently dislike it. And I'm not the type to dislike a wine because it is "light" - in fact quite the opposite. There's just this green, underripe streak here I can't get past. Reminds me of bad wines you find here on the East Coast. Makes me wonder if something happened to my bottles since everyone else seems to be so in love.
Good wine for the money but less terroir than I usually expect from Copain. I know it's just a TE but past ones have been more terroir driven and less fruit. I also found this one to have some camphor on the nose.
Pours a light-medium ruby color. Nose is a bit subdued at first, but opens up to notes of raspberry, earthy rocks-mineral, delicate spice, and sour cherry. Palate is soft and pure, with flavors of sour cherry, bright mixed berry, fresh acid, and mineral. Great value.
1 hr decant. At first, I liked it quite a bit. Light and elegant as others have said, but good flavor. Cranberry, cherry, even an exotic note, maybe papaya. Notes of spice and earth. Good with food. As it continued to open, however, I noticed an unfortunate evolution - some reductive rubbery flavor, as well as a pyrazine-like under-ripeness. What stared out promising left me disappointed.
Light color, clear at edges, nose of forest floor and with a little sour cherry in the background, slight funkiness blew off to more cherry and then rasberry on nose after fifteen minutes. Bright cranberry and pomegranate with good energy, med+ acid and fine tannins that balance things out nicely. The tannin level and the subsequent lack of jamminess is what makes this wine distinctive at this price point for me. Tart rasberry carries through on finish. Very elegant for the price. 2011 Les Voisin yesterday had more complexity but seems a little more disjointed at this stage than Tous Ensemble. Both are select few wines I would drink at this price.
Very good wine additionally a good value. Good rich cranberry red color on the nose strong notes of plum and cola and on the palate cola, spice and raspberries. A little thin on the finish but really good.
Sour red fruits, leaf, coffee, great tanginess on the palate with a really expressive nose. Opens up really well, and falls on the bright side of the spectrum but there's also great depth as well as some earthy bass notes. There's a lot of wine in this bottle.
Wow, what a surprise. An inexpensive wine that actually has some character. Beautiful bright red fruits, great acidity, and actually has somewhat of a decent finish. Very good with a chicken dish with some fruit. Light on its feet, but the whole package works.
Acidic. Almost spritzy. Not any noticeable tannins. Light. 2011. Clean, fun, almost sweet fruit. Opens up with air to be just incredibly easy. Really fun now and I expect it might be even better with a few years to turn a bit of the sweetness into more savory notes.
One of the better examples of what makes 2011 special.
This wine seemed to be hitting only high notes. Initially there was a hint of funk on the nose, but mainly red fruits. There was very bright acidity with sour cherries and cranberries on the palate. I didn't get any tannin on the finish, which seemed a bit acidic for me.
Update: in something of an accident, about a quarter of a bottle was left in the fridge. My wife, whose palate is better than mine, having forgotten when we drank this, opened it up and told me it wasn't bad. I was incredulous since when she opened it up it had been in the fridge for 11 (!) days. Eventually she convinced me to taste it, and I was shocked. It was actually really good. I let it warm up a bit and it still had nice structure, echoing everything written above.
Pours a medium cherry red -- just a gorgeous wine. It took some coaxing to get a nose of cranberry and rhubarb.
This very much tastes like an Anderson Valley Pinot. Palate reveals flavors of lemon rind, cranberry, beet root, white flowers and strawberry. The flavors are very clean and well delineated. Finish is a bit short. Medium+ acid and well-integrated tannins make this a very good food wine that is drinkable now. No perceptible heat (12.9% abv) and well-balanced.
I don't expect a lot of upside to this wine, but it is an easy drinker that should appeal to both winos and beginners.
Had at Blue fin with S And G. Medium purple. Slight spritz that never completely blew off. Fairly typical new world Pinot. Quite fruit forward and a little sweet. Medium finish. Overall satisfactory, not bad value at retail.
Really really light color. I just didn't think this had much going on but perhaps I opened this way too early? I hate to give a wine a low score if I opened it before it was ready but others have commented that they enjoyed it. While I like pinot, I guess I enjoy ones that have more weight than this one. It drank kinda thin for my taste.
Great bottle. Wonderful nose of crushed raspberry and strawberry. As it sat in my glass, i got some surprisingly good coffee notes, loved that in this wine. Light-bodied mouthfeel, lots of tangy starwberries carried through with a long finish. Love what Wells is doing at Copain! This wine is in my top wines for 2013.
Very pretty. Highly floral nose, with violet and rose-petal tones, complemented by cherry, cola and faint oaky notes. Soft strawberry fruit is quickly met by strong acidity that is nevertheless extremely well-integrated. The finish carries both lingering sweet berry notes and lasting tartness. Delicate but perfectly balanced, with a gorgeously lean character. Highly enjoyable.