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.
The 2016 Les Voisins Chardonnay aged 16 months in 10% new French oak. It opens with youthful notes of toast and light oak spices, slowly revealing almonds, golden apple, dried hay, chamomile and an orange blossom hint. The palate is medium-bodied and rounded and offers lovely balance between toasty oak and ripe fruits, with juicy acidity and a long, textured finish. 1,000 cases produced.
Aromas: Meyer Lemon, golden delicious apple, pine needles, Asian pear, lemon blossom, lemon verbena, fresh pear
Palate: Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple, fresh pear, mineral/river rock. No oak influence, with a crisp acidity that carries all the way through.