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Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir
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16¾/20

Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir 2017

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThis Tous Ensemble, or All Together, is a mix of fruit from Sonoma Coast. In year two, the Coast is a selection of individual blocks from Sealift Vineyard, Seascape Vineyard, Carneros Hills West Vineyard, and Cloud Landing Vineyard, to bring the label closer to its roots, based on elegance and Old World understated styling. It was a cool year until the end of the growing season, when heats spikes played havoc with late hanging fruit. In the end, a sprinkling of riper fruit was added to the spare style of this 13.2 percent pinot, to good effect. It spends ten months in French oak, only five percent of which is new. An impressive mix of strawberries and tea that finishes dry and restrained makes this a sophisticated and food-friendly wine. Barbara Banke made an astute left turn when she purchased the Copain property and brought it under the Jackson Family Wines banner, adding to the JFW growing mix of pinot noir styles along the west coast from Santa Barbara to the Willamette Valley.Tasted: 10 November 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 39.99 BCLS Producer: Copain WinesDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 16681UPC: 851392007890