2011 Monument Tree Pinot Noir

A perennial favorite among Copain devotees, Monument Tree tends to produce
one of the more open and giving Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs in our portfolio.

$75.00 / 750 ml

Wine Specs

Vintage: 

2011

Varietal: 

Pinot Noir

Appellation: 

Anderson Valley

Vineyard Designation: 

Monument Tree Vineyard

Alcohol %: 

13.3

Vineyard Notes: 

Named for a landmark redwood tree, the Monument Tree vineyard is planted
with an eastern sloping exposure, avoiding the late afternoon sun. The wine is a
blend of clones 115, 777, 667 and 114 and soils are comprised of decomposed
sandstone and loam that are starkly expressed in the spicy fruit they yield.

Vintage Notes: 

Despite the challenges that 2011 brought to Anderson Valley, our wines from this
vintage are some of the most elegant Wells has made, offering great tension and
balance. A cool, rainy spring and summer delayed the growing season, while
mid-September brought sun and 90 degree heat to the vineyards. We harvested
this fruit during a brief window in October as the vineyards were drying out.