2007 Copain Syrah Spirit Rock Alder Springs Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2011 - 2017 (Edit)
CT90.7 48 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Nanda wrote: 91 points

    December 8, 2017 - Out of 3.0L. Good richness and concentration of savory black fruit. Dense but balanced with lightly fresh acidity. Lots of violets and white pepper notes throughout.

  • egh wrote: 90 points

    February 12, 2016 - 13.5% alcohol. Savory, structured, gripping, and moderately proportioned with notions of blackberry, blueberry, spices, creosote, and purple flowers. Similar showing - if a bit more expressive - as with the previous bottle.

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  • silton Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 29, 2015 - This wine had the nose of a 2005-07 Copain Syrah opened young, wafting creamy blackberry and reduced bullion, combined with a well balanced savory/earthy red berry palate showing all the benefits of maturity. A fabulous food wine with duck cassoulet (and probably anything), as well as the sort of bottle that validates the expense of long term storage.

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  • VoteferPedro wrote:

    November 16, 2015 - eye ruby purple
    nose intensely floral
    palate savory almost saltinesss just nudges out the fruit.
    over all very good
    if you need points 88-89

  • egh wrote: 89 points

    January 26, 2015 - 13.5% alcohol. Somewhat restrained aromatically, more medium than full bodied, moderately gripping/structured, savory, and a bit four-square with an aromatic and flavor combination of violets, olive, meat, plum, and dark berry fruit. Just doesn't demonstrate the nerve, tension, or energy of the some of the better syrah offerings in the Copain portfolio. Liked this, but did not love it.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/2/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Copain Syrah Spirit Rock Alder Springs Vineyard) Opaque purple red violet color; aromatic, plush, roasted plum, berry nose; tasty, tight, tart plum, green herb, tar berry, tar palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/2/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Copain Syrah Spirit Rock Alder Springs Vineyard) Barrel samples
    A - 100% whole cluster; clone 174, 161 – more subtle roasted meat and berry nose; delicious berry, roasted fruit with herbs, should be elegant and wonderful 94-98 pts.
    B- A sample from another barrel that was grown on 429A rootstock, and it was slightly fruitier, showing more berry.
    C- A third barrel was from clone 525 on SQ rootstock - and it had a more savory, smoke nose, with a great, rich, pepper and smoke palate. Still 94-98 pts., and what incredible elements for a very complex ultimate blend.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Spirit Rock
  • Vineyard Alder Springs Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 93 (31%)
  • Consumed 205 (69%)

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