PnV, then consumed over 2+ hours. Initially got a blast of minerality with tart red & blue berries, wet rocks & baking spice. Later developed a richer red fruit profile with tangerine rind, and cinammon being prominent among spices while maintaining good mix of mineral. Very nicely balanced, smooth fine tannins, abundant acidity, medum:medium+ body, and a moderately lasting finish. Really like this and becoming a big fan of this winery.
13.3% alcohol. This continues to drink beautifully with a tart, crunchy, cool, fresh, yet juicy character to the fruit, moderate proportions, a nice swath of acidity that - in concert with the fruit - really gives the wine a sense of energy and vibrancy, and good persistence and grip on the finish. Offers up an aromatic and flavor combination of raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, incense, baking spices, and earth/forest floor. Very nice.
This was the WOTN for many, and I can see why as the Pinot from Mendocino is very different than what many are used to from the Sonoma Coast and further South in California. Mendocino Pinot is savory, more black fruit than red, with more leather and spice. Color: Dark red and purple with red edges A nose of strawberry, licorice, minerals and spice. The palate is elegant, but persistent, with clean, fresh, fruit and acidity that are a fabulous pairing and leaves the palate clean with a lingering fruit note.
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(Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins) Pre-release (Fall 2010 release) - medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; plush, cherry, raspberry, black raspberry, baked cherry nose; a little tight, tasty, cherry, raspberry palate with good acidity; medium finish 91+ pts.
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