2009 Copain Pinot Noir Monument Tree

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • RajivAyyangar wrote: 87 points

    July 22, 2019 - MNB: Grab Bag: (blind)
    Medium minus ruby, slightly cloudy, hint of garnet.
    Earthy nose, mushroom, oxidative (bruised apple), slight warm woody notes.
    Dry, full-bodied, 14.3% alcohol, medium minus tannins, elevated acid - bright and a hint of balsamic.
    Lots of oak influence - powdered dry cinnamon, dried ham.

    Old-world (earthy) with oak and dried red cherry fruit:

    - Rioja
    - Chianti riserva - too low in tannins
    - GSM - too prominent oak.
    - Priorat - too red-fruited. Too light in color.

    Final call:

    2013 Rioja Reserva, More modern producer like Muga? Mostly French oak? Not as oxidative or balsamic as LdH. What's that wine with the matte bottle? Faustino? It reminds me of Faustino - un-integrated, overt, cedary oak.

    Actual: 2009 Copain Monument Tree Pinot, 13.7% alcohol.

    Analysis: Shows age... I'm a bit surprised at how the oak shows. Great acid though!

  • Edclr Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 20, 2019 - Best bottle of this so far, probably because it was from mag. Still a baby in this format.

  • wiscgrad wrote: 92 points

    April 4, 2019 - initially, I thought this was really good, but the fruit faded a bit in the decanter after a couple hours. drink sooner than later

  • winelover1808 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 16, 2019 - Still great acidity and grip for a pinot. This is big and new world. Probably at its peak.

  • MTC2 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 8, 2019 - If you’re holding, this is in it’s prime. Phenomenal!

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

    (Copain Wines Pinot Noir - Monument Tree Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

    (Copain Wine Cellars “Monument Tree” Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/2/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Copain Pinot Noir Monument Tree) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, roses, rosehips, light cherry nose; tasty, light-medium bodied, tart cherry, floral, tart raspberry, tart orange palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monument Tree
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 300 (46%)
  • Consumed 348 (53%)

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