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2005 Copain Syrah Cailloux & Coccinelle (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Copain Wine Cellars   details
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley - Washington State - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$45.00
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rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 1, 2005 , Robert Parker
95 points "I continue to be awestruck by the amazing complexity and potential quality of the Syrah grown on the Oregon side of Walla Walla. While most of the fruit from this site goes to Washington State’s Cayuse winery, Copain’s 2004 Syrah Cailloux-Coccinelle (75% whole clusters were used) is riveting, and nothing I have tasted from Cayuse has been as profound as this cuvee. Copious blackberry, tapenade, bacon fat, crushed rock, and flower aromas jump from the glass of this rich, full-bodied, full-throttle, amazing Syrah. The olive characteristic continues in the flavors along with roasted meat, creme de cassis, and blackberry notes. A fabulous wine with undeniable complexity and richness, it should drink well for 10-15 years. It’s hard not to enjoy a visit with Wells Guthrie given his enthusiasm and passion for accessing top-notch vineyards and producing high quality wines. His impressive resume includes positions with Michel Chapoutier and Gerard Chave as well as a short stint as a journalist for The Wine Spectator. Guthrie is one of the Rhone Ranger mavericks who utilizes considerable stems in his winemaking as well as a variety of barrels, ranging from small casks to the large, 600-liter demi-muids. Such Old World winemaking techniques as minimal intervention, natural yeast fermentations, and no fining or filtration has resulted in thrilling wines of undeniable character and personality. " Best 2005-2020
tasted (2001 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 8, 2008 , Kevin Ham
"Opened overnight and poured the next day at Ava's 1st birthday. Very nice smooth and evolved Syrah. Intense dark fruit has softened and gained some minerality and earth."
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