"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, eRobertParker.com
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.