2009 Copain Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2023 (Edit)
CT91.5 68 reviews
Label borrowed from 2007
Label borrowed from 2011
Label borrowed from 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • thomaskeil wrote: 93 points

    May 24, 2019 - Opened for 3 hours before serving; elected not to decant. This wine seems to be right at its probably very long peak. Expressive dark fruit, mineral and earth on opening that only improved with time and more so after pouring (a decant would not hurt). On palate this has just the right amount of full dark and some light berry pinot fruit, fresh (not crunchy) acidity and trace of tannic backbone. No signs of aging other than a performance that could not have been realized in its 1st three years.

  • R2-D2 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 16, 2019 - Purchased from Winebid for $25. A steal for this impeccably stored Pinot of this quality. Still exhibiting a dark color yhat hardly looks faded. Expressive nose of dark cherries, cola, mushroom and herbs. The acidity on this is so fresh and the dark fruits are so sharp that I would have never guessed it was a decade old. Wish I had bought more than one bottle to see what tertiary flavors and aromas develop.

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  • 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.

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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 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 206 (46%)
  • Consumed 237 (53%)

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Community Recommendations

by itself., cheese course, Seafood

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