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2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard
- North Coast
- Yorkville Highlands
Community Tasting Notes 67
DuaneT wrote: (91 points)
February 6, 2016 - Tasted fresh, round and juicy upon opening with good concentration and very smooth. Really enjoyed the soft nose. It drinks like a cool climate syrah. It was consumed quickly but it became disjointed with just a bit of air.
MichielV wrote: (91 points)
January 25, 2016 - W seared venison steak from my own land!! This was great combination. Great color, good nose and on palate a very good and interesting wine. Bit dryish but good fruit. Nice finish. Dark berries. Drink now is good but wait till its 10 is also good.
Ryan Foss Likes this wine: (93 points)
November 14, 2015 - I rarely throw this around with domestic Syrah, but this has a profile scarily similar to a very good Cote Rotie from a concentrated vintage. Really spectacular effort. Blue fruit, some gaminess, a little animale, but not "dirty", smoke/campfire, and a good amount of tannin left. Definitely has some of the CA ripeness going on, but the minerality, freshness, and complexity that you get from good sites in the Northern Rhone. Impeccable balance. This is really a ridiculous bargain at $35 and will make anyone that questions the viability of syrah in the US to rethink their position.3 people found this helpful Comments (1)
MotoMannequin Likes this wine:
October 1, 2015 - Popped and decanted, initially smoky, meaty nose and astringent palate. This took a couple hours in the decanter to start to come around, taking on more blood/iron/blue fruit/pepper profile. The last glass was the best. Give these ample air.
Dale M wrote: (94 points)
August 27, 2015 - Of the three 07 Copain Syrah's I have been cellaring (also JB and Thompson), this was by far the best showing of all of them. P&P and starts out on the nose as a very classic CA Syrah that comes from a cooler site vs. the much warmer JB and Thompson vineyards, dark fruits for sure, but the trademark roasted veggies and a nice flowery aroma to boot. I just loved the palate feel on this wine. It had the warm 07 vintage tint, savory blackberry and what not, but just a pure sense of freshness and grip that made it so darn easy to tilt the glass upwards. Definitely California density and weight, but Eurocentric in it's over all feel and taste. Little of the black olive or blue fruits that I do often enjoy, but more mineral driven and slightly saline. Very clean and persistent finish. I'm going to guess this has many good years of drinking ahead, so if you have a small stash no hurry, a large stash, better get that cork screw out.2 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 4
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)
(Copain Wine Cellars Syrah Hawkes Butte Yorkville Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
9/12/2010 (link) 91 points
(Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard) Opaque purple red violet color; green herb, forest floor, camphor nose; tart, tight roasted plum, camphor palate, needs 4 to 5 years; medium-plus finish
By Richard Jennings
3/8/2009 (link) 91 points
(Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard) Barrel sample - dark opaque magenta color; nice green, pine and stemmy nose; tasty, green, pine, menthol and herbal palate; medium-plus finish 91-92 pts. (to be bottled 3/13/09; 50% whole cluster)
By Richard Jennings
3/2/2008 (link) 93 points
(Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard) Barrel sample (50% whole cluster) – deep dark red violet color; sophisticated, smoke and pepper and roasted meat nose; excellent, complex, delicious Northern Rhone-style Syrah 93-98 pts.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Copain
- Varietal Syrah
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Hawks Butte Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion North Coast
- Appellation Yorkville Highlands
- Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
- In Cellars 305 (50%)
- Consumed 298 (49%)