Copain

Monument Tree Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.262 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

Bright ruby red, medium depth, but rather deep for Pinot Noir. Initial nose is fresh and fruit-driven (redcurrants, cherries), evolving into fine floral notes and a distinctive mineral, chalky hint. No sign of over-ripeness, obviously cool-climate. Gains complexity in the glass. Medium-bodied with a lovely purity of fruit, mouth-watering acidity and minerality, velvety tannin, well-balanced and elegant, with a long aftertaste. This tastes like a hypothetical blend of a Chambolle-Musigny (for sheer finesse) and a German Ahr Spatburgunder (for the minerality).Lovely wine, delicious now, but certainly has good ageing potential. 2012 vintage. Alc. 13,6 %. 69 euro.

Bright ruby red, medium depth, but rather deep for Pinot Noir. Initial nose is fresh and fruit-driven (redcurrants, cherries), evolving into fine floral notes and a distinctive mineral, chalky hint. No sign of over-ripeness, obviously cool-climate. Gains complexity in the glass. Medium-bodied with a lovely purity of fruit, mouth-watering acidity and minerality, velvety tannin, well-balanced and elegant, with a long aftertaste. This tastes like a hypothetical blend of a Chambolle-Musigny (for sheer finesse) and a German Ahr Spatburgunder (for the minerality).Lovely wine, delicious now, but certainly has good ageing potential. 2012 vintage. Alc. 13,6 %. 69 euro.

Sep 19th, 2016
Rick Lopus

Wow. 2nd half of the bottle...sitting on the kitchen counter for the last 6 days. Fabulous!

Wow. 2nd half of the bottle...sitting on the kitchen counter for the last 6 days. Fabulous!

Jul 31st, 2016
Andy Christiansen

A Texsom favorite!

A Texsom favorite!

Aug 12th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.0

It's funny, the Syrahs from this winery I've had lately are ultra high tone, acidic with minimal body. This of course, is the opposite with huge amounts of ripe, creamy red fruits. There is a cream soda aspect here that is far too opulent for me. I could see alot of people enjoying this, but I was looking for something else.

It's funny, the Syrahs from this winery I've had lately are ultra high tone, acidic with minimal body. This of course, is the opposite with huge amounts of ripe, creamy red fruits. There is a cream soda aspect here that is far too opulent for me. I could see alot of people enjoying this, but I was looking for something else.

Jul 28th, 2015
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

9.2

Wonderful red fruit notes. Very light in body and color. Love the herbal tea leaf aromatics.

Wonderful red fruit notes. Very light in body and color. Love the herbal tea leaf aromatics.

Apr 11th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

#ipob

#ipob

Mar 16th, 2015
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.4

Copain @ Falltacular

Copain @ Falltacular

Feb 22nd, 2015
Garrett Smith

Sommelier Restaurant DANIEL

9.1

A peek at the new copain wines. A favorite

A peek at the new copain wines. A favorite

Oct 21st, 2014
Josh Hayes

Full bodied for a Pinot noir. Fruit forward, nice tartness with a pleasant earthy finish.

Full bodied for a Pinot noir. Fruit forward, nice tartness with a pleasant earthy finish.

Dec 12th, 2017
Jacqueline Roy

Incredible!

Incredible!

Sep 16th, 2017