Red

2008 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Chalone
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • lolo66 wrote:

    September 13, 2018 - tasty stuff. very nice acidity. bright. still has primary fruit but in perfect balance.

  • FLI Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 18, 2018 - Softer style. Fruit made me think of the tropics.

  • klezman wrote:

    January 6, 2018 - A bit of a reductive rubber nose at first, opened up to reveal nice secondary notes and plenty of earth and a bit of funk. Delicious and in a nice spot.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    November 2, 2017 - Two years + since the last bottle and really had no idea what to expect here. I love Copain Brosseau and the youthful side of the wines are really attractive to me but as we now start to get to 10 years on some of these vintages, and since the advent of the winery's style change around 2007, it's now a good time to see how these are evolving. I opened this last night, and it's been laying down for some time so it had a pile of sediment along the spine of the bottle. Last night's glass needed air, it started to show better as it aired out. Roll forward to tonight, a full day of slow ox and also I got this at the perfect temp, in the upper 60s. So what's here? As I look back to my 2015 note, this wine really hasn't budged all that much, meaning the blueberry and black cherry tones are still the dominant fruit markers. Still some of the Brosseau chalk signature, which is giving the wine a solid structure. It also has the savory tones from the stems, mainly a rosemary/light herbal, along with some licorice and embers. My sense as to where this heads is that over the next 5 years, the fruit that remains here fades down and this becomes more savory and secondary with the structure still living on to hold it all together. I like it.

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  • lolo66 wrote:

    October 3, 2017 - dark in color and deep in brambly fruit. some herbal elements lurking but this is still very young. nice acidity.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Copain Wine Cellars Syrah Brosseau Vineyard Chalone) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/2/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard) Very dark red violet color; nice plum, ripe berry nose; tight, tasty, tart berry, blackberry palate, needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish (double decanted the previous evening)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/8/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard) Barrel sample - dark magenta color; smoky, tart plum with green notes on nose; tasty, tart spicy plum, tart berry, green notes and green pepper palate; medium finish 91-93 pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Brosseau Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Chalone

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 141 (49%)
  • Consumed 142 (50%)

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