2015 Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins
2015 Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins The 2015 “Les Voisins” Pinot Noir represents the focus and concentration that this vintage from sunny California will be known for. This bottling presents aromatics of black cherry skins, star anise, and sweet tea leaves. On the palate, flavors of raspberry compote and red currants are met with notes of forest floor and vanilla. The lush, silky texture is balanced with a lasting finish.
Copain is dedicated to producing top-quality vineyard designated wines that are complex, varietally correct, and food friendly without being heavy handed.
Winemaker Wells Guthrie believes that quality starts with the vineyard. In pursuit of this, Copaín has created and will continue to seek relationships with growers who are committed to what they believe are the key attributes necessary to produce world class wines: vineyard exposition, clonal selections, and dedication to organic farming practices.
In the tradition of great regional village wines from France Wells also produces a series of wine under Copain’s Saisons des Vins program. Wines comes from the great regional village wines of France. There are four wines, one for each season of the year. the Varietals are chosen to coincide with the climate and cuisine associated with each. The Rose is for Spring (les printemps) when the weather starts to warm and the picnics begin. The Viognier (formerly Sauvignon Blanc) is crisp and clean for the hot Summer (l’ete) months to accompany the cool salads and dining al fresco. The cooling days of Autumn (l’automne) bring all the earthy fall dishes that call for the perfect Pinot Noir. Finally, Winter (l’hiver), with its cold days beckon for hearty fare and a rich warming Syrah.
In October, 2004, Copain was named “Most Promising New Winery” in the annual Wine Issue of Food & Wine Magazine. Wells was quoted as saying, “I’m trying to keep one foot here and one in the Rhône, to make wines that hem in the ripe fruit we get here and have the elegance of great European wines.”