2006 Copain Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $54. · Complex aromatic profile showing black fruits, forest floor, smoke, oak and a whiff of alcohol. Earth-dusted dark fruit which is herbal and wood-toned. Massive fruit lacks finesse. Deep, dark and mysterious, and very primal. Not for Pinot Noir purists. Needs time to shed its bold tannins. Very typical of this vineyard. Reviewed June 9, 2008

Winery: Copain Wines
From article: Pinot Noirs from Producers Outside the Anderson Valley that Source Grapes from within the Anderson Valley