2006 Copain - Syrah Garys' Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)

($50) Bright ruby. Highly aromatic nose displays fresh raspberry, cassis, candied violet, tobacco and smoky minerals. Tightly focused red and dark berry flavors are medium in weight, with chewy tannins adding grip. Finishes with good tangy lift and repeating minerality. This needs some time to unwind.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: BDLaw
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/16/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2011
Site Blog: WiredJC Inky purple with lavender rim. Big powerful nose, chalky, floral, big Syrah flavor. Slightly dry finish.

Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

239 bottles owned by 92 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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