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Copain Syrah Garys Vineyard 2005Copain Syrah Garys Vineyard 2005
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Size: 750ml
Producer: Copain

WA 93 IWC 93


The second Syrah addition is the Garys' Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This vineyard may be known to most of you as the joint venture of farmers extraordinaire Gary Francioni and Gary Pisoni. The Garys were kind enough to offer Copain one acre to produce what they feel is a fantastic expression of the vineyard and the Garys' personalities-bold and powerful.

There is nothing timid or subdued about this Syrah. The antithesis of the Hawks Butte, it is clearly Californian in style but has hints of old world aromatics and flavors of black olive and blue flowers. Richly textured, the wine possesses loads of fruit and concentration while balanced with good acidity and tannins. Again we fermented this wine with minimal intervention and that has allowed the gorgeous fruit and texture of the wine to shine.

Reviews:

"The 2005 Syrah Garysí Vineyard is another one of those opulent/voluptuous Syrahs, with lavish smoky blackberry and cassis fruit, full body, crisp acidity, purity, and a nice, long finish. I canít see this wine making old bones, but for drinking over the next 7-8 years, it certainly delivers plenty of pleasure." -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Inky purple. Explosively aromatic nose features fresh strawberry and redcurrant, minerals, flowers and a hint of smoked meat. Very crisp syrah with impressive energy; the bright red berry flavors expand and gain in sweetness toward the back. Closes on a brisk, vibrant note, with superb lift and length. Amazingly persistent and sweet wine. " -Rated 93, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar