2011 Copain Wine Cellars Chardonnay Tous Ensemble Anderson Valley
Producer: Copain Wine Cellars Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: North Coast
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Bright yellow. Fresh melon and pear on the nose and in the mouth, with a citrus pith element adding energy. A floral nuance comes up with air, as well as a hint of tarragon. Dry and incisive, with good clarity and finishing cut. In a low-fat, refreshing style but there's good depth here as well.
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