Red

2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Yorkville Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • redz wrote: (90 points)

    December 22, 2014 - Sour cherry initially, smoothed out arter a few hours

  • MLD70 wrote: (91 points)

    September 26, 2014 - Pulled cork for 1.5hrs, just a touch less interesting than the Harrison Clarke - but still drinking very well.

  • Floyd77 wrote: (92 points)

    June 9, 2014 - Deep purple. Saturated dark fruits. Youthful -- balanced. This wine will keep getting better.

  • KeithAkers wrote: (92 points)

    May 6, 2014 - Nose: There is a restrained ripeness to the nose with blueberries, red cherries, brambly notes, blue fruits, and some black pepper tones.

    Taste: Full bodied with medium acidity and noticeable tannins. The structure isn't overbearing, but it's there along with blueberries, red cherries, pepper, some bacon fat notes, and a touch of blue fruits.

    Overall: This is a well balanced Syrah. There is good fruit to it, but it's balanced with a nice peppery touch as well. This needed the 2 1/2 hours of air it got as it was certainly on the plusher side upon opening.

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  • jimmythesaint wrote:

    April 11, 2014 - Dark as night. Very nice bottle and great with food. Initially tapenade with dark fruit on the finish. second night was blood drenched gaminess lightly salted with cracked pepper with blueberries on the finish.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2010, Issue #150 (link)

    (Copain Wine Cellars Syrah Hawkes Butte Yorkville Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • 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.

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 353 (59%)
  • Consumed 238 (40%)

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