Explore Cooper Wines
Gaze into the world of single varietal wines – small quantities of artfully crafted wines that span the tradition of Italian and Rhone varietals, dessert wines, heirloom varietals, and just a few special blends. We specialize in estate-bottled wines and proudly offer them to you.
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White Wines and Rosé
Our 100% Grenache Rose is for those looking for a more serious wine. This Tavel-style rosé has hints of raspberry, strawberry, vanilla and cinnamon on the nose while on the palate, balanced acidity and a stable structure complement reserved fruit flavors – dry cranberry and dry strawberry. Elegant, delicate, dry. Looking for a gastronomic adventure? Pair Roundpen Rosé with Grilled Flatbread topped with Sausage and Summer Vegetables. $3.00 from every purchase is donated to cancer research.
Our 2020 version of this classic French sunshine-loving varietal is bursting with fruit from beginningto end! Honeydew, lemon-lime and pineapple on the nose invite you to explore its crisp acidity and refreshing citrus palate. With a rich, round, dry finish, this is a great wine to enjoy with friends at the end of a summer day alongside Petrale Sole in Lemon Caper Sauce. Best served chilled.
Understate but elegant, our 2018 La Grande Viognier enchants with gentle aromas of fresh apricot, diffused citrus, vanilla and caramel. Richly layered with creamy pear and soft nutmeg on the palate, the finish is dry, quiet and delicate. Experience this beauty only slighly chilled while in a state of complete relaxation.
Like the first rainstorm of the season, the fresh and earthy fragrance of our 2018 Syrah is elusive and hypnotic, perfectly balanced with muted floral notes and a whisper of smoked paprika. Flavors of cherry, pomegranate, caramel and molasses ripple over the tongue in a slow, lingering finish. This is a hearty treat best paired with hearty fare. Try with Bill Dunn’s Oven Stew for a cozy, down-home meal on a lazy rainy day. (Note: Bill Dunn is Tasting Associate Janet’s dad.)
Cooper Vineyards’ highly fragrant 2018 Zinfandel fills the senses with a profusion of aromas: blackberry, cola, cocoa powder and black pepper. Refined, with a dash of daring, this luscious iconic Shenandoah Valley favorite has notes of plum mid-palate and layers of baking spice on the finish. A slice of flavorful Lasagna with Chorizo and Goat Cheese, a glass of this classic 2018 Zin, and very good company make the perfect recipe for a pleasurable evening.
From the first seductive inhalation of this rich, warm and beautiful 2018 Primitivo Riserva you are taken on a journey. Earthy jasmine, expressive vanilla and dark fruit fragrances set the stage for cranberry and orange notes on the palate with just a hint of licorice. A soft
finish wraps you like a cashmere sweater. Pair with Lamb Shanks with Orange and Olives for a unique and luscious taste profile.
In celebration of Dick Cooper, our big, bold and beautiful rockin’ tractor red – a bodacious blend of Barbera, Primitivo, and SangioBello. Purchase only.
For Purchase Only
Gold – 2019 El Dorado County Fair
Silver – 2019 Amador County Fair
Silver – 2019 Orange County Fair
Silver – 2019 California State Fair
Celebrate the good times with this Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre blend. An herbaceous nose rife with black raspberry heralds the holidays, while vibrant, fresh flavors lead to a cinnamon-rich center. This fabulous blend is our expression of thanks for the 16 wonderful years owner Dick Cooper and winemaker Michael Roser have spent working in tandem! Serve with lamb lollipops for a spread to impress.
Our winemaker, Mike Roser, is all about balance and finesse. This third bottling of our elegant 2018 Classic Barbera is no exception. Luxardo Maraschino Cherry favors, black licorice and cinnamon intermingle with spicy cloves and dark chocolate. A soft backbone of tannins leaves a mouthfeel that can only be described as “juicy”. Superbly balanced, this Barbera would be delightful paired with Moroccan Spiced Pork Tenderloin with a warm Cherry Compote.
The crème de la crème of Barbera, this 31-month American Oak aged single-varietal boasts Jeri’s favorite nose of any of our wines. Velvety-smooth, rich, refined, and rife with spiced crabapple, blackberry and vanilla, this extraordinary nose leads to a dynamic cherry and dark chocolate center with a spicy finish. Winemaker Michael Roser’s masterful touch is evident in each perfectly balanced and highly finessed sip of Cooper’s Barbera Riserva. Perfectly pairs with Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms for an absolute umami experience.
Hello to wintertime cheer! Bright cherry melds with sultry cinnamon and subtle nutmeg in this perfect cozy treat perfect for easing away any blues. Amazing with bleu cheese or butter cookies, and best enjoyed around the fire pit or in the hot tub alongside the best of company!
Our late harvest Roussanne dessert wine doesn’t disappoint from beginning to end… from the soft peach color to the lovely aromas of pear and honeysuckle to the silken, dry finish. Delicious with a festive platter of blue cheese, dried apricots, cranberries, and nuts.
Best of Class – 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Light, bright and perfectly drinkable, this Grenache is best enjoyed on the patio amongst the changing leaves! Scintillating Bing cherry and creamy cacao dance across the nose, while cassis, orange peel and a coquettish acidity delight the palate for a dynamic complement to our favorite transitional season. Amazing paired with duck, or elk drizzled with a port reduction.
A whisper of coffee on the nose together with blackberry, leather and just a hint of cinnamon entice further exploration of our 2018 Mourvedre. Our accomplished winemaker, Mike Roser, has once again tamed this sun-worshipping varietal and created a sumptuously rich, deep and spicy wine. Full-bodied with a big mouthwatering blackberry finish, Mourvedre delivers! This is a wine that is very agreeable with food and begs to be savored with something rich and flavorful like Mustard-Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb. Scrumptious!
National Velvet! As violet and seductive as Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes. Vibrant, with a long and lush finish. Berry notes with a hint of cocoa. Pair with Korean Short Ribs; or better yet, perfect with a comfy chair by the fireplace, a good book, and a hunk of dark chocolate. You will want several bottles of this stunner!
Delve into this sumptuous sexy cousin of popular Zinfandel and discover its exciting flavor spectrum. From beautiful aromas of dried cranberry, cherry, nutmeg and red licorice to spicy, juicy, black cherry notes on the palate, our 2018 Primitivo is … quite simply … ambrosial !! This luscious, earthy Primitivo thirsts for a grilled companion and we suggest Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce.
If you are looking to celebrate great legs, then our 2017 Primitivo Riserva wins the prize! Aged in 80% new American oak barrels for 35 months, it’s the total package with pomegranate, cocoa and black licorice notes, and a beautiful soft spice on the finish. And, yes, those legs! Try it with savory Porchetta, an Italian holiday classic.
Smooth and distinguished, our 100% Brunello clone Sangiovese will have you dreaming of dancing across the magical Montalcino countryside. This nuanced Tuscan beauty has hints of red cassis, cranberry, clove and cedar on the nose. Softly herbaceous SangioBello tickles the palate with bright raspberry, dry tarragon and finishes with pleasantly soft tannins. Indulge yourself … enjoy silky, regal SangioBello with Slow Roast Leg of Lamb for a perfectly elegant experience.
Once again, our 2018 Sangiovese hits the mark! It is subtle and singularly summer with its nose of strawberry, raspberry, sweet spice and hints of smoky maple. A sturdy structure and dry, cranberry-infused finish make this iconic favorite a foodie favorite as well! Try with Grilled Salmon with Honey-Soy-Garlic Glaze for an intriguing pairing.
The legend returns! Our current vintage of 100% St. Peter’s Church clone Zinfandel is infinitely complex, awash with currants, raspberry and spice. Subtle tannins and good structure make this a staff favorite. A perfect accompaniment to Black Olive Tapenade Stuffed Chicken Breast.
Like drinking history in a glass! Delicate aromas of spice, leather and plums beckon you to delve deeper into the rich fullness of our premium Zinfandel. Aged for more than 30 months in oak, our current vintage is infinitely complex with notes of dried cherries and
shaved chocolate on the palate, while the smooth and spicy finish does not disappoint. A heavenly epicurean adventure when enjoyed with Dry Rub Ribs.
With its intoxicating aromas of white peach, vanilla, star fruit and honey, and captivating dried peach and pineapple flavors, this complex, quintessential food wine delivers! Stainless-steel aged, our 2020 Viognier is medium bodied with a full mouth feel and a nice, dry finish. Versatile, vibrant Viognier is best served slightly chilled. Savor with Baked Tarragon-Crusted Sea Bass.