International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($35; all barrel-fermented, 30% new) Bright yellow-green color. Aroma of ripe lemon and spices. Fresh and penetrating but youthfully tight, with enticing mineral and citrus flavors showing noteworthy energy from the limestone soil. Nicely tactile for a California white with only 13.5% alcohol. Finishes with a chalky suggestion of talc.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2006
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88While the 2004 Roussanne James Berry Vineyard is very good, it is not as excellent as many Copain offerings. Revealing hints of marmalade and rose water, it is a medium-bodied, crisp, elegant white, but it lacks that extra dimension of flavor and intensity usually possessed by Guthrie's wines.Author: Robert Parker
Copain's winemaking practices aim to express each site's unique qualities. Copain wines are highlighted by lower alcohols, natural vibrant acidity, gentle handling of the fruit and wine, native yeast ferments and minimal use of new oak.
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 48 bottles owned
- 14 collectors