Lot #11 COPAIN WINES
SHINE OUT IN THE WILD SILENCE
Tidal Break Vineyard
- Sonoma Coast
ABOUT THE WINE:
Copain Wines has never before bottled a Pinot Noir from Tidal Break vineyard but decided to embark on this delicious experiment during the exceptional 2021 vintage where they usually make Chardonnay. The goal of Winemaker Ryan Zepaltas with this barrel auction lot was to make the rugged beauty and solitude of the far Sonoma Coast the focal point for the story that develops in your glass. “Shine Out in the Wild Silence” is taken from a song lyric that reflects Ryan’s satisfaction with everyday simple pleasures: the green of the forest, the big blue sky, the beauty of the rugged coast and an ocean view that seemingly goes forever. His passion for farming grapes in this cool climate yields pure magic.
Founded in 1999, Copain, meaning ‘friend’ or ‘buddy’ in French, embodies the philosophy that wine enhances life’s most joyous occasions, and is an experience best shared with friends and family. Perched on a hillside overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley, Copain specializes in vineyard designate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. These wines have been long inspired by France’s Rhone Valley wine region resulting in Copain’s signature style of restrained, and elegant wines.
Ryan strives to make wines that are a lens into the vineyard. He feels the best way to not obscure terroir is by using small percentages of new oak, native yeasts and harvesting at moderate ripeness levels. “Shine Out in the Wild Silence” is rewarding with bright, energetic flavors of blueberry, pomegranate and redwood.
WINEMAKER(S): Ryan Zepaltas
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.