2009 Copain Wines, Syrah “Les Voisins” Yorkville Highlands.
Copain’s Les Voisins Syrah is a fine and detailed effort, and remarkably finessed with wonderful flavors and vibrancy. The nose is stunning, with violets, dark currant, mineral and smoky notes which in turn lead to a energy filled palate of plum, black cherry and boysenberry fruits while melted licorice, woodsy herbs, pepper and loamy underbrush add character. This svelte and stylish Syrah is a first class wine from Wells Gutherie and re-enforces his talents and moves Copain a notch higher in the people/wineries to follow over the next ten years list, without question this is a winery that is going places and will be demand for the decade to come. Recently I tasted through most of Copain’s lineup, and I firmly believe this wines will only get better and better, and they are pretty impressive now, bravo and kudos to all those involved. The 2009 Les Voisins Syrah is brilliant now, and will show well for many years to come, this is a Syrah for Northern Rhone fans especially, best to grab it while you can.
($35 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive
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