2015 North Coast Trousseau
The 2015 Trousseau is a blend of fruit from our Healdsburg Estate and plantings from vineyards located in the deep end of Anderson Valley. This combination of sourcing highlights the dark fruited earthy character of Anderson Valley, and the mineral-driven sandstone soil of our Russian River Valley hillside plot. With a light ruby red color, aromas of pomegranate, cherries, strawberry, raspberry, orange rind and cinnamon abound. A soft palette of raspberry, orange and cherries are intertwined with soft and silky tannins.
Copain has had a long appreciation for the wines of the Jura region of Eastern France. Trousseau is one of the native red grapes of the Jura, but almost unheard of in Californian vineyards. Wells has planted heritage clones of Trousseau grafted to an especially gravelly parcel of our estate vineyard in Healdsburg and the fenceline of our estate vineyards in the deep-end of the Anderson Valley.