2006 Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2009 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • ChrisWagner Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 27, 2020 - Hanging on well.

    Definitely a touch of nuttiness, but less oxidized than one would think. Probably about as good as it’s going to get. Won’t wait on the other magnum.

    Nose of floral, orange pith.

  • John Danza Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 5, 2019 - From magnum. The wine was popped and poured, but then tasted over the course of two hours. This wine is really outstanding and interesting once it's been exposed to air for about an hour.

    Upon opening, the wine had a big floral nose, but with no acidity showing at all. The flavors were dominated by minerals.

    After about an hour, the wine went through a major change. Boom, the acidity was there. The floral nose just kept on giving. The flavors of minerality was still there in force, but joined by nice fruit flavors including tart citrus and apple.

    Overall, an excellent wine with plenty of life, at least in this format. Give it plenty of air for maximum enjoyment.

    Here's the information I received about the wine from Chris Paul, the Tasting Room Manager at Copain: "It’s 100% neutral oak aged. There’s a few hours of skin contact prior to pressing for fermentation. 2006 was a cooler year down in Paso Robles. 2009 was our final vintage with James Berry."

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 31, 2019 - 2006 Retrospective (Central Coast, CA): Fresh and energetic, with a neat combo of lanolin and anise notes alongside some honeyed apple and ginger. At this age, the acidity is outweighed by the fruit, making it a touch flabby. An easy drinker with lots of life left, if lacking in the complexity department.

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  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    July 23, 2017 - From magnum, to close out a long day of tasting at the winery. Lime chew, honey, apricot, lively acidity and medium weight and aging well.

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  • Vinoevelo Likes this wine:

    March 27, 2017 - Big waxy tropical rousanne with a bit of wet wool/lanolin/anise to it. Had it in the late afternoon but the glass we left for after dinner was the best.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/5/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard) Light medium canary yellow color; lovely, lightly oily, apple, green apple, pineapple, mineral nose; tasty, complex, lightly oily textured, green apple, mineral, tart pineapple, tart peach; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/22/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard) Light yellow color; nice oily, pear, floral, gingerbread nose; nice, poised pear, tart pineapple, floral palate; medium finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/26/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard) Bright canary yellow color; light minerally lemon nose; light-medium oily texture, poised tart lemon, mineral and tart apple palate with bright acidity and balance; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2009 (link) 90 points

    (Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard) Bright, light canary yellow color; suave lemon, oat and vanilla nose; tart lemon, mineral palate with high acidity; medium finish

Sommelier Journal

  • By Geoff Kruth, MS
    October 2008 (link)

    (Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard) Tropical fruit, pineapple, starfruit; ripe yellow apple, Asian pear; wax, honey, and white flowers. Only 20% new oak. Rich texture balanced by crisp, natural acidity. 14.1% alcohol. Winery Spotlight: Domaine Marcel Deiss


  • By Richard Jennings
    6/20/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard) Nice floral nose; great, light footed, vanilla, lemon palate with a touch of almond; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Roussanne
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard James Berry Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 48 (16%)
  • Consumed 247 (83%)

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