Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Cooper Hill Pinot Noir, 2013

Oregon, U.S.A.

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Cooper Hill Pinot Noir, 2013

Oregon, U.S.A.



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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir 100% Wine Style: Perfect Pinot Winemaker: Gilles de Domingo Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102701 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Cooper Mountain’s volcanic soils and great microclimate, influenced by its proximity to the Columbia Gorge and Chehalem Mountains, attracted the French couple of Dr Robert and Corine Gross in 1978 to produce authentic Oregon Pinots, while adhering to organic and biodynamic practices; they even make their own compost.

Copper Mountain's winery is located in a former horse barn where the couple planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. In 1985, they started their own label in the garage and now farm 120 acres. Their wines have wonderful natural balance with great poise and precision over power.


"The 2012 Pinot Noir comes from three vineyards on the estate that are certified biodynamic, entirely planted with the Pommard clone...aged in French oak (Vosges/Nevers), of which 20% is new.

"First and foremost, let me state that my visit to Cooper Mountain Vineyards was one of the most memorable during my trip to Oregon. In a good way, not bad. Since I started my career in wine I've met a lot of French gentlemen. But I can honestly say that I have never met one quite like winemaker Gilles de Domingo. I hope he won't mind me saying this but he was brash, intermittently arrogant, argumentative and hilarious, all with a twinkle in his eye. I liked Gilles because he spoke from the heart and sported a Gallic sense of humor." Neil Martin,


A wonderfully elegant Pinot. Supple, vibrant and expressive with great poise and balance. Hints of black olive and spice with layers of cherry, spice and underlying minerality. A fine New World Pinot style.