2005 Copain - Syrah James Berry Vineyard 750ml

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: trinidad
Tasted On: 05/26/2009
94 pts (RP). Wet smoke, dark chocolate, creosote, black currant and chalk aromas emerge with air. The aromas carry well to the palate where the sweet black fruit are full and supple on the finish. Short term cellaring of 4-5 years is suggested or a good splash in a decanter will let the wine show its best. The structure, concentration of fruit and sound acidity will surely provide for 10 plus years of age ability.

Rating: 92
Author: Kjartan
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/21/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2015

Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

614 bottles owned by 242 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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