2009 Copain Syrah James Berry Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • pjhr wrote: 91 points

    June 17, 2018 - Tasty blackberry, boysenberry, and earthy notes on the nose and structured palate with residual tannins on the moderate finish.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 89 points

    May 6, 2018 - Copain Syrah Tasting (My Place - Washington, DC): This was surprisingly closed down (compared to the others). Good stuff inside for sure, it just stayed tight the whole night, even Day 2 it wasn’t as expressive. Gobs of dark fruit on the nose. Structured tannins provide lots of grip, medium acidity. Dense black fruit, iron, smoke, graphite, pepper and violets. Young still, I’d let this sit for three or four years. Damn, Wells’ wine age for quite a while.

  • Rick 4 Wine Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 16, 2017 - I think this wine was better in its youth. Developing much thinner and leaner than I thought it would. The red fruit and bright acidity still shows clearly but other pieces of the taste profile have dropped off.

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  • VinoGboro wrote: 87 points

    March 26, 2016 - Garnet color, ruby at rim. No fading. Red fruit aromas and flavors, with medium tannic grip at the mid palate. A bolt of acidity finishes over the top. Overall this is underwhelming. Sourced from the winery.

  • missionpk Likes this wine:

    January 5, 2016 - Very tasty. Big fruit, but combined with some good acidity and tannins (and not over-ripe). Great right now for pairing with any big meal.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard James Berry Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • UPC Codes 000008542762, 4000119108945

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 171 (59%)
  • Consumed 115 (40%)

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