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2004 Copain Syrah Cailloux & Coccinelle


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90.5 85 reviews
Label borrowed from 2003
Label borrowed from 2001

Community Tasting Notes 77

  • GrapeScott wrote: 85 points

    August 24, 2021 - This is an odd wine, very different than other Copain syrahs, or even other vintages of C&C. Upon first opening, flavors of overripe, confectioned fruit and cedar. Improves with air, but still has an peculiar nose of shoe polish, alcohol swabs, sandalwood and licorice. Red fruits dominate the palate, with a tarry, woody edge on the finish. Fat and flabby and completely lacking acidity and balance. Not at all typical of syrah, and the cedar notes would have me guess 25+ yr old Bordeaux from a mediocre vintage if served blind. This is the third bottle (all purchased from the winery at release) to show this way, so I don't think it's flawed, just uncharacteristically poorly made. Not that appealing, and the least impressive Copain syrah I've had in recent memory.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 7, 2018 - went over well - still vibrant and lively, this has coffee and briar notes to blend with the plum and blackberry

  • Badfish Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 26, 2016 - Discovered this bottle was seeping while looking for something else, better to open it now rather than risk it, glad I found it. Can't believe how young this still seems, showing gorgeous fruit with complexities starting to emerge, yet still tannic. Superb now but I think this has some charm in reserve. I plan to cellar my last bottle for another decade or so.

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  • MoscowVino wrote: 90 points

    March 5, 2016 - This wine (from a well-stored bottle) has held up better than recent notes had let me to hope. As others have noted, the aromas and flavors of black olives predominate (more so than in most any Northern Rhone syrah I've had), and that is a bit of a distraction, though there are also notes of smoked meats, dark berries and herbs that give it an added dimension. Tannins are largely resolved and acids are nicely balanced; texturally the wine feels balanced in the mouth. Best with food, ideally hearty fare such as roasted meat or eggplants, on a cold winter's night. Won't fall off a cliff soon (if well stored), but isn't going to improve either.

  • zinnut wrote: 88 points

    June 28, 2015 - It's a ghost. Gone. Some smoke and slight fruit. Sorry I kept it this long.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Copain Wines Syrah Cailloux and Coccinelle Walla Walla) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cailloux & Coccinelle
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 186 (29%)
  • Consumed 454 (70%)

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