Each varietal that composes this wine brings its own distinct character to the whole, resulting in a mouthwatering wine with multiple layers of complexity. Salinity and minerality flirt with caramelized citrus, melon, dried pear and herbal tones. It’s a vividly gold, unctuous wine with full-bodied richness.
A HERO'S HARVEST: On August 28, 2020, Copia harvested the first fruit of the season and it was a welcome respite from a tumultuous pandemic year filled with quarantines, record-breaking heat spikes and devastating wildfires. With moments of awe coupled with moments of concern, 2020 was a year when vineyard managers and winemakers diligently managed canopies, irrigation and made moment-to-moment pick decisions to preserve fruit integrity. Starting and ending early, Copia was in a sprint through October 20th, when the last fruit left the vines. We were fortunate to escape smoke taint in our lots and despite the unpredictability, it’s a year of intense flavor and color with slightly higher acids than the previous year. This vintage didn’t throw its arms up and say,” Now what?” Rather, it took a page from the many heroes that emerged in the year of the pandemic. It has character, strength and resilience. We believe Paso Robles and the Central Coast are going to be the shining stars of the 2020 vintage in California.
VINEYARDS & APPELLATION: Chardonnay | John Sebastiano Vineyard | Sta. Rita Hills Roussanne | Caliza Vineyard | Paso Robles Willow Creek District Viognier | Denner Vineyard | Paso Robles Willow Creek District
June 23, 2021
Fermented and aged in 36% new French oak, 36% once used French oak, 28% Stainless Steel. 100% MLF. Batonnage performed daily through primary and secondary ferment.
Aged 9 months in 44% new French oak, 44% once used French oak and 11% Stainless Steel.
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