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Community Tasting Notes (68) Avg Score: 92.3 points

  • 13.5% alcohol. The fruit complexion is ripe, sappy, and tart with pomegranate, black cherry, and raspberry. Spice box and earthy suggestions are also apparent, which serve to ratchet up the complexity and interest. Moderately proportioned, smooth, and seemingly resolved with enough acidity that keeps the wine relatively vibrant and focused. As other recent tasters have observed, there was some slight bricking/browning around the edges. Therefore, my last bottle will likely meet its demise within the next 12-18 months. Call this bottle 90-91 points.

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  • This is my last 750 of 07 EH. I've been tracking my own notes and those of others and so my hunch was it's time to wave it goodbye. Just opened, an immediate impression. Starting to show some secondary impressions, of light browning around the edge of the glass, as well as some earthier tones in the palate. The acidity on this bottle, at least right now, seems better than the very recent bottles, coming off with some energy and tartness. At about 68f too, I don't sense any of the over-ripe tones that I and others have commented on with past bottles. Actually, this is drinking pretty studly for the moment and I'm adding a chill and then taking to a mid-afternoon BBQ when I will taste again and circle back to add some final impressions for a wine that has always been close to my wine drinking heart......we finished this with dinner. It actually held up pretty well. I do suggest a little bit more of a chill on this to help reign in whatever vintage ripeness you might want to dial back or tamp down. It continues to drink well but I remain of the view that it won't age much longer.

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  • Though I haven't had this since 09, I was curious with the recent trend of notes on CT describing a raisin quality and that it shuld be drunk up pretty soon. Sad to say, that is exactly the impression I came away with. Certainly a quality wine, and went well with a grass fed NY, dark fruits and spices abound. But as time progressed, that super ripe trait be came more and more prominent, and I just don't see this direction changing. Drink up.

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  • Tasted blind.

    Slightly cloudy color.

    High toned nose with cinnamon and fresh flowers.

    Super tart and full at the same time. Mix of broad red and black fruits. Feels the most mature of these wines.

    Rivers-Marie? But none of the signature orange peel. It was Copain Kiser: Drink up. Some at the table thought maybe it was flawed, but nothing obvious i detected.

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  • Perfect cork. Beautiful ruby red color. This does have ripeness to the fruit and, for me, the ripe character shows more strongly on the nose. Aroma is ripe, sweet, and fairly dark. Palate is bright and full with plenty of fresh acidity and fine grained tannins. This was very good with food and the finish lingers for a while. Excellent.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Copain Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Kiser En Haut Anderson Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/19/2010, (See more on 93 points

    (Copain Pinot Noir "En Haut" Kiser) Dark cherry red color; elegant cherry, black raspberry nose; tasty, ripe cherry, black raspberry, rich, but poised palate with good acidity and structure; medium-plus finish (Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777)
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/8/2009, (See more on 92 points

    (Copain Pinot Noir "En Haut" Kiser) Barrel sample - bright medium magenta color; baked cherry pie, ripe cherry and boysenberry nose; very tasty, lithe, tart cherry and boysenberry palate; medium finish 92-94 pts. (to be bottled 3/13/09)
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/2/2008, (See more on 93 points

    (Copain Pinot Noir "En Haut" Kiser) Barrel sample - (this part of the vineyard rests on schist rock, at 1,000 feet above sea level; there are 4 clones; 13.2% alcohol) – sexy ripe raspberry nose; very tasty, tart cherry and strawberry with depth and great acidity 93-95 pts.

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