Copain Kiser "En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Mason Balistreri Delectable Pro

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

Why is everyone sad that Copain sold to KJ? I predict that the prices will be better and the quality will be more consistent. Don't make me remind you of the 2015 rose which was completely reductive to the point that I had to send cases back to the distributor. It didn't even blow off after 2 days! Anyways, this is a good bottle. When these are too young, they taste like warhead candy, but with just a few years on them, they taste like perfect black berries that just now became ripe. Also, Ray blind tasted me on this and I called it down to the producer.

Why is everyone sad that Copain sold to KJ? I predict that the prices will be better and the quality will be more consistent. Don't make me remind you of the 2015 rose which was completely reductive to the point that I had to send cases back to the distributor. It didn't even blow off after 2 days! Anyways, this is a good bottle. When these are too young, they taste like warhead candy, but with just a few years on them, they taste like perfect black berries that just now became ripe. Also, Ray blind tasted me on this and I called it down to the producer.

9.2

Alexis Davis Iaconis Delectable Pro

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

Beautiful dark fruits and tea leaf. Cool climate Pinot at it's best. Better on the second day open!

Beautiful dark fruits and tea leaf. Cool climate Pinot at it's best. Better on the second day open!

9.2

JohnQ Boxler Delectable Pro

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

#IPOB

#IPOB

9.4

Tony McClung Delectable Pro

President Scarpetta Wine

Haut that's good stuff.

Haut that's good stuff.

10

David Metcalf Delectable Pro

Last of the Copain that we brought home from our visit to their tasting room. Five years after vintage and this is showing off! Room to grow, but it has definitely settled into itself with all the pieces neatly stitched into one lovely whole. Haunting depth for only 12.7%. #lastbottleblues

Last of the Copain that we brought home from our visit to their tasting room. Five years after vintage and this is showing off! Room to grow, but it has definitely settled into itself with all the pieces neatly stitched into one lovely whole. Haunting depth for only 12.7%. #lastbottleblues

Brett Rogosin

Underwhelmed and a bit upset. I remember this being so much better at the tasting in the vineyard. I think this was past. Not bad at all, just nothing special.

Underwhelmed and a bit upset. I remember this being so much better at the tasting in the vineyard. I think this was past. Not bad at all, just nothing special.

8.5

Doctor No

A little funk, a lot of cherry, something foresty and something a touch candied. Overall a nice feel, good acidity, a bit of grainy tannin left, and very much Anderson Valley - good and cool for California but still unmistakably sunkissed.

A little funk, a lot of cherry, something foresty and something a touch candied. Overall a nice feel, good acidity, a bit of grainy tannin left, and very much Anderson Valley - good and cool for California but still unmistakably sunkissed.

9.1

Christina Ahlheim

Decent for a Pinot. Decanted for about an hour. Mildly acidic, savory, floral, spicy and a little briny. BP. Thursday $25.

Decent for a Pinot. Decanted for about an hour. Mildly acidic, savory, floral, spicy and a little briny. BP. Thursday $25.

8.5

Peter Vogt

Solid expression of AV pinot.

Solid expression of AV pinot.

9.0

Jay Miner

Wild strawberry and sweet cherry. Lightly oaked. Good acid, good balance.

Wild strawberry and sweet cherry. Lightly oaked. Good acid, good balance.

8.9

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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