Copain Les Voisins Syrah 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from North Coast, California

Item No. 118379
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Aromatics of cool, blue fruits and violets. Elegant and refined on the palate, with juicy tannins and a hint of minerality. Ready to drink now, and will continue to become deeper and more complex over the next 3 to 5 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Syrah Les Voisins is a gorgeous, exciting and totally thrilling wine, especially for the price. It boasts fabulous intensity in its dark fruit, with hints of smoke, tar and licorice that add depth to the highly expressive fruit. This is a fabulous wine for the money."
92 Points

"Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed nose shows sexy blackberry and cassis aromas complicated by mocha, candied violet and smoky Indian spices. Sappy dark berry preserve and gingerbread flavors are energized by zesty minerality, picking up candied licorice and floral pastille notes with air. Juicy and precise on the finish, which features fine-grained tannins and lingering smokiness. I suspect that this will be approachable in the next couple of years."
91 Points

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Style: Earthy & Spicy
Tried is because I love Copain and because La Voisin is the name of a famous french witch. Was not disappointed!
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Copain is dedicated to producing top-quality vineyard designated wines that are complex, varietally correct, and food friendly without being heavy handed. Winemaker Wells Guthrie believes that quality starts with the vineyard. In pursuit of this, Copaín has created and will continue to seek relationships with growers who are committed to what they believe are the key attributes...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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