Merry Edwards

Coopersmith Pinot Noir

9.229 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

Still a rich styled pinot, but the lighter vintage and years in the bottle really help this stay balanced. Packed with rich dark fruit and cola notes finishing with a bit of spice. Nice now and will hold for another 3-4 years.

Still a rich styled pinot, but the lighter vintage and years in the bottle really help this stay balanced. Packed with rich dark fruit and cola notes finishing with a bit of spice. Nice now and will hold for another 3-4 years.

Oct 7th, 2017
Michael L S

This is a big wine. After about 2.5 hours the dark fruit fills out on the palate. It is not sweet, however. Some tannic grip on the finish.

This is a big wine. After about 2.5 hours the dark fruit fills out on the palate. It is not sweet, however. Some tannic grip on the finish.

Mar 1st, 2017
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

8.3

Has the distinct cola notes of #RRV #pinot but has the color, tannin, and pepper of a petite syrah. Holds up well with pizza. #pinotnoir #russianriver

Has the distinct cola notes of #RRV #pinot but has the color, tannin, and pepper of a petite syrah. Holds up well with pizza. #pinotnoir #russianriver

Apr 5th, 2015
Jeff Orlowski

Strong oak nose. Medium-to-full body. Dry. Dark fruit and cola on palate. Took a bit to open up but worth the wait.

Strong oak nose. Medium-to-full body. Dry. Dark fruit and cola on palate. Took a bit to open up but worth the wait.

Aug 18th, 2019
Chad Thompson

Really well made but not my style. Too ripe and extracted.

Really well made but not my style. Too ripe and extracted.

Aug 21st, 2016
JJ Lumia

Didn't realize recently opened this. Wondering if bottle was off or just needed some time to take the edge off. Either way, 4 months later, this isn't the same wine. Raspberry, cola, earth and a mushroom finish. Good, solid backbone. A tour de force.

Didn't realize recently opened this. Wondering if bottle was off or just needed some time to take the edge off. Either way, 4 months later, this isn't the same wine. Raspberry, cola, earth and a mushroom finish. Good, solid backbone. A tour de force.

Apr 24th, 2016
JJ Lumia

Typical RRV cola notes, married with tart raspberry and tea flavors. A short, tea-filled and tannic finish follows. It's full and juicy, but a bit off-balance and falls a bit short of ME's best efforts. Given the year, a terrific effort, though. It's also quite young. Needs time to open up. Hold if you have. If you must open, decant for a couple hours.

Typical RRV cola notes, married with tart raspberry and tea flavors. A short, tea-filled and tannic finish follows. It's full and juicy, but a bit off-balance and falls a bit short of ME's best efforts. Given the year, a terrific effort, though. It's also quite young. Needs time to open up. Hold if you have. If you must open, decant for a couple hours.

Dec 5th, 2015
Jay Eagan

Terrific effort in a difficult year. This has many years left. Not a bashful thin little burg.

Terrific effort in a difficult year. This has many years left. Not a bashful thin little burg.

Feb 24th, 2015
Nina Oestlien

Delicious NYE wine!

Delicious NYE wine!

Jan 1st, 2015