Copain

Kiser "En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.2181 ratings
9.254 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Ira Schwartz

My first corked Copain. One bottle left 🤞

My first corked Copain. One bottle left 🤞

Oct 20th, 2018
Brian Tuite

Really nice right now.

Really nice right now.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Alexander Littauer

Took a couple days for this wine to open up and to really start strutting its stuff. Vibrant, primary, dark cherry fruit tones meet pine forest, spice, and licorice nuances. With the extended aeration, an intriguing mineral note also developed. Svelte (12.8%), yet vivacious and intimating appealing future complexities. Would be fun try again in 8+ years.

Took a couple days for this wine to open up and to really start strutting its stuff. Vibrant, primary, dark cherry fruit tones meet pine forest, spice, and licorice nuances. With the extended aeration, an intriguing mineral note also developed. Svelte (12.8%), yet vivacious and intimating appealing future complexities. Would be fun try again in 8+ years.

2 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2014
Gil Krakowsky

Echoing my last notes with this bottle. Maybe the first was
just a miss. Drinking really fantastically, although I am not sure how long a
life it might have. Flavor profile completely evolves with air. Initially Fruit is more red on the nose with hints of strawberry, but becomes
more classic Anderson valley dark cherry with some black fruit, but also hints
of strawberry sneaking in. The sandalwood and spicy notes are dominant, and also
carry a pleasant medicinal herbaceous undertone. With time also reveals some
dark flowers, bay leaf. Solid structure with mostly resolved tannins but fully
intact with and good acidity. Structure diddegrade a bit with air.

Echoing my last notes with this bottle. Maybe the first was
just a miss. Drinking really fantastically, although I am not sure how long a
life it might have. Flavor profile completely evolves with air. Initially Fruit is more red on the nose with hints of strawberry, but becomes
more classic Anderson valley dark cherry with some black fruit, but also hints
of strawberry sneaking in. The sandalwood and spicy notes are dominant, and also
carry a pleasant medicinal herbaceous undertone. With time also reveals some
dark flowers, bay leaf. Solid structure with mostly resolved tannins but fully
intact with and good acidity. Structure diddegrade a bit with air.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2019
Gil Krakowsky

The first bottle I had seemed a bit flabby it this couldn’t be further from that. Tightly wound but explosive nose with strawberries, raspberries and wild berries framed by dusty earth, fresh leather, sandalwood and dried spices along with a grilled meat note. Palate is energetic and cooked with a cayenne note throughout and still a good bit of juiciness. Finishes with a very spicy note as well with completely intact structure and good acidity. It’s compact and giving. The last bottle felt end-of-life. This one feels like a beginning...

The first bottle I had seemed a bit flabby it this couldn’t be further from that. Tightly wound but explosive nose with strawberries, raspberries and wild berries framed by dusty earth, fresh leather, sandalwood and dried spices along with a grilled meat note. Palate is energetic and cooked with a cayenne note throughout and still a good bit of juiciness. Finishes with a very spicy note as well with completely intact structure and good acidity. It’s compact and giving. The last bottle felt end-of-life. This one feels like a beginning...

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2019
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

Stunning example of Anderson Valley Pinot. Raspberry and slight chalkiness. Firing on all cylinders.

Stunning example of Anderson Valley Pinot. Raspberry and slight chalkiness. Firing on all cylinders.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2013
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Still incredibly fresh and vibrant with years to go yet. Earth, rocks, dark raspberry and mulberry fruit. Delicious

Still incredibly fresh and vibrant with years to go yet. Earth, rocks, dark raspberry and mulberry fruit. Delicious

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2013
Kayne Guzowski

Super focused and clean wine, best vintage yet

Super focused and clean wine, best vintage yet

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2013
Noah Dorrance

Founder Banshee & Rickshaw Wines

9.4

Super wine. Best Kiser I've had. Electric fruits, vibrant finish. Still a baby but drinking really well.

Super wine. Best Kiser I've had. Electric fruits, vibrant finish. Still a baby but drinking really well.

Dec 10th, 2016
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

9.8

Fresh, complex, dynamic. Worth the wait.

Fresh, complex, dynamic. Worth the wait.

Dec 6th, 2016