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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • opened by mistake. Tasted without a decant and 24 h later stoppered at cellar temp. Very bright fruit acidity and tannin but monolithic, would be best left alone but could see great developement in 5 years or with long and proper decant

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  • One hour decant. Fruity nose with a bit of herby olives. An enjoyable mouthful of blackberries and tar, with tart acidity and silky tannins, along with more olive. Wouldn't call this restrained, but it pulls back a little at the end. James Berry always seems to produce big wines, and despite Wells' admirable efforts to dial things back with this grape, I think the JB is not entirely willing to cooperate. Gorgeous wine, and I think it goes another 10 years easy.

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  • Pretty one dimensional

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  • Really impressive effort. Notes of tar, blackberry, and spice. Long finish.

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  • Opened and right to glasses, no decant or slow ox this time. Enjoyed over a meal with a great friend so it made the bottle that much better. There is olive here, a meaty quality and some chalky tannin that does seem to fade of course with air. A strong mix of red and black fruit, with tar and char. Feels like it has some of the current era Copain restraint, yet it also shows the fruit centric nature of James Berry. The bottle is polished off so I won't be able to offer any more thoughts with additional air but I do think this should age longer, although I'd not push it out too far. If you're a new era Copain fan, then the wine will probably become more like old era Copain as it ages, fleshes out and drops structure.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Copain Wine Cellars Syrah James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

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