Cooper Mountain Rakes in High Scores this Fall

90 points 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve
Cooper Mountain’s entry level, the 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve was made entirely from estate vineyards and aged in 32% new oak. Medium ruby red in color, it offers up a pleasing perfume of cedar, brown sugar, cherry cola, and floral notes. Savory on the palate with excellent grip, a sense of elegance, and a bit of underlying structure, this nicely balanced Pinot will provide enjoyment through 2017. Wine Advocate #197, Oct 2011

91+ points 2009 Pinot Noir Mountain Terroir
Offers up earthy minerals, wood smoke, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. More structured than the Reserve cuvee, this lengthy effort is likely to evolve for 1-2 years and deliver optimum drinking through 2019.

93+ points 2010 Pinot Noir Life
Certified biodynamic wine with no sulfites added. The winery has been working on this project since 2002 trying to build natural anti-oxidants into the fruit. Aside from that significant fact, the wine received essentially the same elevage as the winery’s other Pinot offerings. It is an early bottled 2010, a vintage that looks to be superb. Dark ruby red in color, it sports an alluring nose of exotic spices, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry. In the glass it opens to reveal a youthful personality, a confiture of black fruits, an excellent acid structure, and impeccable balance. If I were to speculate about its aging potential not knowing it received no sulfur addition, I would say drink it through 2020+. Knowing that it was made with no added sulfur, handling and storage will be of great importance.

-Read the reviews in
Wine Advocate #197, Oct 2011