2009 Copain Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2023 (Edit)
CT91.5 66 reviews
Label borrowed from 2007
Label borrowed from 2011
Label borrowed from 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 63

  • bravo.solares Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 9, 2018 - Needed to free some space in my wine lockers, so drank this - despite my plans to revisit in a few yrs. Same tasting note as before. Paired beautifully with braised lamb.

  • egh Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 2, 2018 - P&P, enjoyed over the course of three hours. Plush, juicy, layered, concentrated, balanced, and tasty with zesty and mouthwatering acidity and a persistent finish. The aromatic and flavor signature is pure, expressive, and quite complex with dark red cherry, raspberry, wood smoke, spice, garrigue, and underbrush. Drinking beautifully. 13.7% abv.

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  • Nyccablover wrote: 89 points

    March 31, 2018 - PnP, another cali pinot noir tonight that is not really speaking to me. This one is perhaps a bit more restrained in the fruit and cherry cola department than the W-S and RM consumed beside, but still leans more to jam than to earthiness.

  • bravo.solares Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 20, 2018 - Blind, I would have guessed Burgundy. Beautifully restrained, earthy, musty. Dried leaves and mushrooms. Sage. Garrigue. Hints of red fruit. Tremendous acidity. I will cellar my other bottle for *at least* 5 more yrs. This could become something quite special - a rarity, in my experience, when it comes to cellaring CA PN for the long haul, ie a decade plus.

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  • Rick 4 Wine Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 4, 2017 - Such an elegant wine with great aging potential. The acidity makes this a great food wine but the layers of coastal garrique and relatively dark, supple fruit is just perfectly poised for my palate.

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

    (Copain Pinot Noir Wentzel Anderson Valley) Subscribe to see review text.


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

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


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

    (Copain Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard Anderson Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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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 “Wenzell Vineyard” Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/18/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Copain Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard) Nice cherry, raspberry, lifted nose; tasty, medium bodied, tart cherry, tart raspberry palate with lift; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/2/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Copain Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; lovely ripe raspberry, rich cherry nose with a light sense of sandalwood; tasty, poised, rounded, raspberry, cherry palate with well integrated sandalwood oak and near medium acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 202 (47%)
  • Consumed 220 (52%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

by itself., cheese course, Seafood

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