2017 Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir
2017 Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, From Sonoma County, California.
The 2017 Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir is our second offering from the Sonoma Coast appellation. Taking what we learned the previous year and isolating our favorite blocks in the vineyard, we were able to take the wine to the next level of quality. The goal for this blend is a wine that is true to the Copain style of being an elegant expression of Pinot Noir, yet a bit more friendly to drink upon release. On the nose are screaming aromatics: hints of pomegranate and anise, and, as the wine opens up, strawberry and black tea emerge. This wine is plush on the entry, but given tension by its fine grain tannin and nervy acid.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.