(6/14/2019) "The first vintage for this cuvee from Ryan, the 2017 Pinot Noir Edmeades Vineyard comes from mid-valley and was brought up in 27% new French oak. It's a beautiful wine with blueberry and wild strawberry fruits as well as complex spice, dried flowers, and some loamy soil notes. Medium-bodied, seamless, and silky on the palate, it's a lovely, layered wine that shines for its texture and balanced. Maturity: 2020 - 2028."
(12/19/2019) "This is the inaugural release of this vineyard--Copain hasn't worked with this fruit before. Pale to medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Edmeades Vineyard, aged 16 months in 30% new French oak, opens with very pretty scents of loamy earth, rose petals, cola and strawberry jam layered with notions of orange peel, wild blackberries, crushed cherries and cold earth plus a nutmeg hint. It's medium-bodied, fleshing out in intensity before zeroing back in with juicy acidity. It has a soft frame of tannins and finishes very long. This is delicious! 1,000 cases produced. Drink Date: 2020 - 2030."