2006 Copain Syrah James Berry Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2009 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • Charlie C Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 15, 2020 - Opens with a rich berry nose. The palate shows blackberry, roasted meat, some blueberry. Bright berry fruit on the mid-palate. Smooth tannins, bit drying. Nice acidity and balance. Finishes long but with perhaps a touch of heat. Perhaps a bit past peak. I'd drink up over the next two years. Went well with bone-in pork chops.

  • OldHick95 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 9, 2020 - Very enjoyable once it had time to open up. Fresh cherry and blackberry fruit on top of fresh turned earth. Some spice. Maraschino cherry juice on the finish. Tannins are present, but subtle and nicely supportive. Decanting for an hour allowed the fresh flavors to emerge.

  • cdunn wrote: 94 points

    March 2, 2020 - Nose is earthy (wet forest variety), but with some ripe fruit underneath. Palate is beautifully-textured, still full-bodied but not heavy, deeply-flavored, expansive, wonderful vitality, with a nice light chocolate on the finish. A delight, and has plenty of life left. Very impressive.

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  • 1961Vintage Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 6, 2020 - Needs a lot of air. Second day absolutely brilliant. First day sweet and fruity. You decide where you want to consume. Still plenty of life remaining.

  • Badfish Likes this wine:

    August 31, 2019 - This wine shows a nice compromise between modern and classic with ripe fruit yet admirable complexity and verve. The aromas are pure and rich with notes of blackberry, creosote, smoked meat, and lavender. The palate is so well balanced with juicy fruit, firm tannins, and great persistence. I think this is from a transitional period at Copain, the wine really works as a hybrid of styles.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard James Berry Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (2%)
  • In Cellars 432 (40%)
  • Consumed 621 (58%)

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