Anderson Valley, California
Jeb Dunnuck 90 points!
Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins is a beautiful wine gem of Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley of Mendocino. Perched on a hillside overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley, Copain specializes in vineyard designate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. "Les Voisins" is French for "the neighbors." Copain's Les Voisins wines are derived from closely clustered, neighboring vineyards, offering a nuanced and tightly focused reflection of Anderson Valley and Yorkville Highlands. Winemaker and General Manager for Copain is Ryan Zepaltas.
"Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Les Voisins saw a malo in barrel followed by aging in 19% new French oak. This light ruby-colored effort has a terrific perfume of spiced cherries, dried flowers, and wild strawberries. It's fresh, lively, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with a charming, albeit slightly short style. Nevertheless, I love its complexity and balance."-Jeb Dunnuck, June/2018, 90 points!
"The 2016 "Les Voisins" Pinot Noir represents the focus and concentration that this vintage will be known for. This bottling presents aromatics of black cherry skins, star anise, and sweet tea leaves. On the pallet, 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 Wines
Enjoy Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins with friends over roast pork, grilled salmon, veal Milanese and aged cheeses.