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Copain's Wells Guthrie sources the Pinot Noir from his top organic single vineyard sites, while adding a touch of Syrah to give their rose a bit more body and depth. Refreshing with vibrant acidity, perfect for the summer, this rose complements plenty of dishes including grilled shrimp, salads or can by easily enjoyed on it's own.
Wells Guthrie has taken his Northern Rhone training and appreciation of Northern California's gentle ripening seasons to new heights in his recently assembled winery in Healdsburg. All of the vineyards are organically farmed, as Wells states "As winemakers we are just custodians of that fruit allowing for the reflection of the site, varietal and vintage." Minimum intervention and organic farming practices allows Copain wines to display the natural balance of flora and fauna inherent in each site to impact the developing vine, fruit and finally the wine. The project is all about balance and elegance, which is achieved on their vineyard-designate wines as well as their multiple vineyard Tous Ensemble label.
The Anderson Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area centered around the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County of Northern California. It is known primarily for its Pinot Noir and sparkling wine production. The climate is tempered by cool marine air. Steep hills and mountains surround rolling to nearly level alluvial terraces. Towards the coast the summers are cool and moist with frequent fog, while the interior Anderson Valley proper frequently has long Indian summers.