Wendling

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.169 ratings
9.121 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Quick highlight of the Copain Wines tasting at the storage facility recently. 6 wines were poured, 2 of them single vineyard. Since those two stuck out the most, I’ll just post those.

I’ve heard rave reviews of Copain’s Pinots. The goal here is more of an old world style...low ABV, express the terroir, don’t let the fruit overpower, etc. This checks off all 3. Very nice acidity here and nothing brash at all. Lots of red fruit with additional layers of licorice and hay. Earthy finish. A nice change up from the big, extracted Bevan like Pinots (though I personally love that type).

Quick highlight of the Copain Wines tasting at the storage facility recently. 6 wines were poured, 2 of them single vineyard. Since those two stuck out the most, I’ll just post those.

I’ve heard rave reviews of Copain’s Pinots. The goal here is more of an old world style...low ABV, express the terroir, don’t let the fruit overpower, etc. This checks off all 3. Very nice acidity here and nothing brash at all. Lots of red fruit with additional layers of licorice and hay. Earthy finish. A nice change up from the big, extracted Bevan like Pinots (though I personally love that type).

Oct 26th, 2017
Sommelara

P. Noir - Por que Noir! Subliminal

P. Noir - Por que Noir! Subliminal

Feb 2nd, 2017
Derek Baker

Too much oak for my liking

Too much oak for my liking

May 5th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Big girls don't cry! This got the density going. Deep cherry, raspberry notes it still has enough acidity to cut the fat, was singing w/ a strip steak. Killer Pinot if you like them fat bottom girls. Rockin'

Big girls don't cry! This got the density going. Deep cherry, raspberry notes it still has enough acidity to cut the fat, was singing w/ a strip steak. Killer Pinot if you like them fat bottom girls. Rockin'

Apr 22nd, 2016
Helene Kremer

Hospitality White Crane Winery

9.9

Fresh dark cherry, bright plum, and vanilla spice on the nose, tight acids. This wine deserves a great meal!

Fresh dark cherry, bright plum, and vanilla spice on the nose, tight acids. This wine deserves a great meal!

Mar 24th, 2016
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.5

So delicious! Deep layered flavors, love that Anderson Valley earthiness.

So delicious! Deep layered flavors, love that Anderson Valley earthiness.

Mar 14th, 2016
Max Reichwage

Good, very muscular, dense, really purple color for a Pinot, balanced at 13.6%, I'd expect it to age well

Good, very muscular, dense, really purple color for a Pinot, balanced at 13.6%, I'd expect it to age well

Feb 8th, 2016
Andy Christiansen

Most muscular of a lineup of Copain beauties today and coming in at something like a whopping 13.1%! Great to see the consistency of detail and delineation of flavors and freshness in these wines. This is a young wine made from young vines. Potential for great things are hinted at here.

Most muscular of a lineup of Copain beauties today and coming in at something like a whopping 13.1%! Great to see the consistency of detail and delineation of flavors and freshness in these wines. This is a young wine made from young vines. Potential for great things are hinted at here.

Nov 6th, 2015
Richard Betts

Master Sommelier/Winemaker/Mezcalero Saint Glinglin, Sombra

9.6

Soooooo GOOD! Really impressive stuff from Wells G.

Soooooo GOOD! Really impressive stuff from Wells G.

Oct 19th, 2015
Melissa Treadway

Lovely..... Wells is a master at his craft....

Lovely..... Wells is a master at his craft....

Feb 8th, 2015