Copain Eagle Point Syrah 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rich, layered, intense nose of smoke, coffee, blackberry jam with complicatng notes of milk chocolate and cracked pepper. This is big and powerful in the mouth yet not clumsy or feeling forced with it's big, lush mouthfeel being very well balanced and the structural elements showing excellent integration. Very young and still mostly obvious bright berry fruit but the finish offers almost delicate notes and shows good layering. Cellar for 2-3 years before trying again.

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All of the great Domains that inspired us to make wine are fervent believers that great wine begins in the vineyard. As winemakers we are just custodians of that fruit allowing for the reflection of the site, varietal and vintage. In pursuit of this, Copain has sought out vineyards with expositions, soil compositions, climates, clones and rootstock selections capable of producing wines of dist... Read more
All of the great Domains that inspired us to make wine are fervent believers that great wine begins in the vineyard. As winemakers we are just custodians of that fruit allowing for the reflection of the site, varietal and vintage. 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. The selected terroirs we source from are, in our belief, capable of expressing the truest varietal character interwoven with site characteristics and ultimately the vintage nuances. Further enhancing this expression is our belief in organic farming practices which allows the natural balance of flora and fauna inherent in each site to impact the developing vine, fruit and finally the wine. Winemaking practices aim to express each sites unique qualities which thereby means a minimum of intervention. Overripe fruit, excessive physical and chemical manipulation of the must and over use of oak, all mask the subtleties provided by the vineyard. The terroirs chosen will be highlighted by keeping alcohol percentages lower, retaining natural vibrant acidity, gently handling the fruit and wine, native yeast ferments and minimal use of new oak. Adhering to these principals will not only allow for the true expression of each vineyard but make for a more compatible and harmonious accompaniment when dining. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Copain Eagle Point Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,827
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/22/2008

Rich, layered, intense nose of smoke, coffee, blackberry jam with complicatng notes of milk chocolate and cracked pepper. This is big and powerful in the mouth yet not clumsy or feeling forced with it's big, lush mouthfeel being very well balanced and the structural elements showing excellent integration. Very young and still mostly obvious bright berry fruit but the finish offers almost delicate notes and shows good layering. Cellar for 2-3 years before trying again.


Member Reviews for Copain Eagle Point Syrah

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Snooth User: shsim
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4.00 5
07/21/2012

This stop at Copain was part of a Russian River trip! Sourced from Mendocino County, this had a great fruity nose with hints of spice. Notes of dark chocolate, tobacco and black cherries. This was very tannic with plenty of black pepper spice and hint of oak. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/russian-river-copain.html


External Reviews for Copain Eagle Point Syrah

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Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

The impressive line-up of 2004 Syrahs includes the 2004 Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard. An exotic, nearly over-the-top perfume of acacia flowers, blueberries, and blackberries is followed by a wine boasting huge body, terrific structure, and vibrant under... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2004 Copain Wines Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Good bright medium ruby. Pungent aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and pepper, with a slightly raw note from the stems (this was vinified with 50% whole clusters). Dense and minerally, with a nicely restrained sweetness; not at all over the top... Stephen Tanzer. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2004 Copain Wines Syrah James Berry Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

The 2004 Syrah Madder Lake, from a vineyard planted in rocky, red volcanic soils near the shores of Clear Lake, is co-fermented with 5% Viognier and 50% whole clusters. It exhibits wonderful flower, blackberry, and blueberry characteristics as well a... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2004 Copain Wines Syrah Madder Lake Vineyard 750ml




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