2009 Copain Syrah Les Voisins


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
Drink between 2012 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 104

  • drrobvino wrote: 92 points

    September 5, 2019 - This is my 3rd of 4 bottles. Last tasted in 2013.
    No formal TN, enjoyed over 2-3 nights.
    A more refreshing and red-fruited and plum version of Syrah, with chewy tannins and beautifully integrated acidity.
    Notes of olive and wet rocks.
    Drink now through 2022 or so, really tasty.

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    April 18, 2019 - PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs and day 2
    -opaque dark purple
    -a little smoky bacon and violet
    -med acidity, med/med+ weight faded dark berry earthy on the simple side, med+ tannins; a bit more open with plummy fruit and softer tannins on day 2
    -decent if a bit rustic, would say it needs more time to tame the tannins but not sure if it has enough fruit to last that long - though its evolution on day 2 is positive

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cutzcam Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 9, 2019 - Rich and heavy - nice color, dark ruby red.

  • kdubler wrote:

    March 21, 2019 - Smooth wine, medium tannins that were soft. Medium acid too, lower than expected for a Syrah. Great depth of flavor, Black Olive, Black pepper and beef jerky, with some black and red fruits.

  • drrobvino wrote: 93 points

    May 21, 2017 - Opened yesterday, had a few glasses, put bottle back in cellar. TN is from today.
    Last tasted this bottle at the winery, almost 5 yrs ago. Fermented with stems, and aged in neutral oak.
    Today, the wine is showing dust and black cherry on the nose, along with plum skin and a hint of olive pit.
    On the palate, full in body, well structured, with the firm tannins just starting to loosen their grip, after 8 years of age. The wine is beautifully balanced, with perfect acidity, giving energy and lift to this deftly styled Syrah...a throwback to the northern Rhone, I'd say.
    Dark fruits, like black cherry and plum, but with a sense of brightness, showing minerality and savory olive paste.
    Just gorgeous, drink now through 2022+.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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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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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

    (Copain Wine Cellars “Les Voisins” Syrah) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/2/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Copain Syrah Les Voisins) Opaque purple red violet color; roasted berry, lavender, primary nose; tight, ripe berry, roasted plum; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/12/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Copain Syrah Les Voisins) Pre-release (Fall 2010 release) - dark purple red violet color; tart black fruit, red plum, black plum nose with a touch of pepper; tasty, tight, black fruit, tart plum palate with firm tannins; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Copain
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Les Voisins
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Yorkville Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 283 (35%)
  • Consumed 517 (64%)

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Bison, Duck, Venison

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