2009 Copain, Syrah “Les Voisins” Yorkville Highlands.
This is one of the best yet from Wells Guthrie and is a world class Syrah from high elevation and cool climate sites which remind of the northern Rhone, but showing it’s own character. The 2009 Les Voisins Syrah is darkly fruited with blueberry, plum, boysenberry and cassis all playing roles in this layered wine with hints of bacon, meat and wild flowers going well with cracked pepper, licorice and mineral notes. This is a beautifully detailed wine that retains vibrant flavors with balancing acidity to go with the fleshy fruit and rich texture. This Syrah is an easy choice, and is over delivering at the modest price.
($34 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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