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2016 Copain Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Les Voisins"

Copain 2016 Les Voisins Syrah

Winery: Copain

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Les Voisins"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Yorkville Highlands

State or country: CA

Price: $36

Cases produced: 1,105

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 23, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Syrah from Copain opens with a faint strawberry bouquet with hints of blueberry and florals. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well-balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild plum with notes of gentle minerality. We also detected hints of cinnamon, cedar and red currant. The finish is dry and its fine tannins sail away nicely. This Syrah shows nice finesse. It would pair well with a pork roast. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 "Les Voisins" Syrah is a real expression of the Yorkville Highlands appellation. On the nose, hints of lavender intertwined with violet, and blueberry. Sturdy tannins and a nervy grip give this wine its spine. As the wine opens up, savory aromas of seared meats and rosemary emerge. The wine is certainly testy at this point, but with an hour’s decant, the wine is open for business. This wine will continue to evolve in interesting ways over the next 10 years, as new, hidden layers come in into focus.

Organic status: not organic

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