Copain "Les Voisins" Yorkville Highlands Syrah 2009

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A blend from three exceptional vineyards situated on the same slope of rocky terrain, this Syrah divulges a heady mix of floral notes, graphite, spice, and pure black fruits.

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Varietal: Syrah
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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
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: shsim
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07/21/2012

This stop at Copain was part of a Russian River trip! Another from the Les Voisin series, this had a great juicy nose with hints of spice! With plenty of dark cherry fruit and spices, this had strong obvious tannins which probably needs some time to soften a little. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/russian-river-copain.html



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A blend from three exceptional vineyards situated on the same slope of rocky terrain, this Syrah divulges a heady mix of floral notes, graphite, spice, and pure black fruits.

Dietary Information: Organic


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