2010 Copain Syrah Halcon Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
Drink between 2014 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • alanr wrote: 93 points

    April 30, 2021 - Dark garnet, not quite opaque, medium full body; nose shows a nice melange of olive, pepper, anise, spiced herbs, layered over a core of clean dark fruit; vibrant dark fruit on the palate, deep blackberry, boysenberry, with those same swirling spices, pepper, anise; youthful tannins are still present and slightly mouth gripping, but resolved enough to make this quite drinkable, and lending a somewhat creamy texture. The group I served this to blind struggled to place it, torn between Rhone and cool climate California. I can see that, as this has all the positive attributes of a quality Northern Rhone syrah, while not fitting cleanly into the character we expect from Rhone (honestly, that probably means the brett we are used to in many Rhones, even at a very low level, is missing in this wine). This is a delicious, complex, quality Syrah, with many years of positive development ahead of it.

  • aagrawal wrote: 89 points

    April 29, 2021 - Wine Dinner (Zoom): Tasted blind. Medium-deep ruby, no bricking and youthful color; high intensity aromatics, purple fruits, minerals, gamey, relatively clean; palate is medium bodied, medium-plus acidity, medium-minus tannins, balanced medium alcohol (12.6%), blueberry fruit which lacks a bit of persistence through the midpalate; finish is medium to medium-minus length. This seems like a youthful Northern rhone syrah, polished without being overtly modern. Length on the finish holds this back from being really excellent. 89

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    January 6, 2021 - Tasted over 3 hrs
    -opaque dark purple
    -fairly complex dark berry olive juice
    -med+ acidity, med/med- weight earthy tart savory elements, med/med- tannins
    -this has picked up some weight with age and has some interesting savory complexity, not overtly mature - who knows it might even get more interesting over several more years

  • Louvin Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 31, 2020 - ! hr decant, much better than previous bottles, everything was hitting their marks tonight. Balance was great, good fruit/tannins/acid in a CA way which means to me no complexity but as good at i've had.

  • Louvin wrote: 89 points

    December 21, 2019 - decanted for 5 hrs after reading others notes...not sure how/if this helped or not, overall the wine while fairly soft in tannins is desidely simple and very short on finish. No acid apparent.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Halcon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Yorkville Highlands

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  • In Cellars 171 (52%)
  • Consumed 157 (48%)

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