Copia’s 2019 The Story displays extraordinary berry fruit and kirsch notes intermixed with fennel, violets, and graphite. Medium- to full-bodied, spice is also vibrantly layered in with a lovely extended finish.
It was never more fun to play in the dirt than it was in 2019. Up and down the Central Coast, our varietals grew in a variety of soils ranging from calcareous limestone of West Paso Robles to ruggedly unique sandy soils in Sta. Rita Hills. One minute, our feet stood on rocky hilltops that were once the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and other times, we were entrenched in windswept, beachy sand. We marveled at the differences and knew that these vineyards would make masterful blends. There was ample rainfall in 2019, a cool spring with a late bud break. Overall, the growing season was temperate, and ripening was picture perfect. What results are wines of balance, concentration and great complexity. The literal fruits of 2019’s labor have been a joy to watch grow and to raise into this wine. This is Copia’s finest, most compelling harvest to date.
Vineyards: Denner, Alta Colina, Jespersen Ranch and Christy & Wise
June 11, 2021
Varietals were handpicked in October at the peak of flavor ripeness and phenolic maturity. Grapes were carefully cluster sorted, 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. After a cold maceration, daily punch-downs, pump-overs and pneumotage were conducted.
20 months in 50% new French oak.
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