2004 Copain - Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard 750ml

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IWC 90   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($40; includes 5% co-fermented viognier; vinified with 75% whole clusters) Bright deep ruby. Perfumed, complex aroma of raspberry lifted by a suggestion of exotic flowers. Musky, peppery and ripe; firm and penetrating but not at all heavy. The fine, dusty tannins are peppery but ripe. Very Old World in style.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: Stewart
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 05/01/2011

Average rating: 92, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

244 bottles owned by 106 collectors.

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About This Producer

Wells Guthrie is a fervent believer that great wine begins in the vineyard. In pursuit of this, Copain has sought out vineyards with expositions, soil compositions, climates, clones, and rootstock selections capable of producing wines of distinction and singular character.

Copain's winemaking practices aim to express each site's unique qualities. Copain wines are highlighted by lower alcohols, natural vibrant acidity, gentle handling of the fruit and wine, native yeast ferments and minimal use of new oak.

Wine Varietal: Syrah

While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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