2010 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Anderson Valley Chardonnay SKU #1079347

Price: $19.99

ST 90 W&S 90 RP 89
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K&L Notes

Wells Guthrie founded Copain in 1999 with the intent to produce Pinot Noir and Syrah in styles inspired by his travels and experiences in France, where he was influenced by producers in Burgundy and the Northern Rhone. It took ten years for Copain to release a Chardonnay, the first vintage of which was 2009. As with his Pinot Noir, Guthrie aims for a Burgundian expression with the 2010 Tous Ensemble Anderson Valley Chardonnay. Very limited use of oak and "hands off" winemaking results in a clean, bright Chardonnay that is balanced, food-friendly, and made for immediate enjoyment.

Staff Reviews

  • Kyle Kurani
    By: Kyle Kurani
    4/30/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    An absolutely beautiful example of just how balanced and fresh California Chardonnay can be. Fermented in tank, this is all about the pure fuit and fresh texture. Yum
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    3/2/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    Real CA chardonnay! Bright, fresh, complex and with abundant mineral qualities. Sourced from top Chard vineyards in the cool Anderson Valley. This chard is fermented and matured in tank. This wine is the antithesis to oaky-buttery styles of CA Chard.
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    1/8/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    One of my favorite wineries during our August field trip, Well Guthrie's "Tous Ensemble" is the classic expression of Burgundian chardonnay- apple, pear, brioche, and honeysuckle. Medium acidity and very well balanced. All stainless steel and no malolactic fermentation, it's the 10 months on the lees that gives the brioche notes here. A beautiful introduction to the Copain portfolio!
    Top Value!
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    11/30/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    If you are a fan of oaky, buttery Chardonnays this is not the wine for you. Instead the 2010 Copain Tous Ensemble Anderson Valley Chardonnay offers bright citrus notes, a rich texture, and a clean, mineral finish. Nothing here but pure Chardonnay fruit. And at a great price too.
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    10/26/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a nice blend of new and old world. The nose and palate is ripe peaches and citrus zest along with a touch of spice. It shows bright acidity (no Malo) keeping the riper fruit in check. The long finish shows just a touch of toastiness and spice with more citrus zest.
  • Jim Boyce
    By: Jim Boyce
    10/24/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Fermented in stainless tanks with 10 months on lees for texture. No Malo. Green apple and pear notes, bright acid and citrus finish. Toasty yet restrained and very well balanced. Beautifully made chardonnay and an absolute steal at $20.
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    9/30/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Copain is quickly becoming my go to domestic winery! I love this beautiful representation Of the Chardonnay grape. Stainless steel tanks, no malolactic fermentation, and all natural yeasts are used. This gives it liveliness and great acidity! No oak bomb here folks!

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