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#1 Post by Dale McClaran » August 27th, 2015, 9:55 am

  • 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (8/27/2015)
    Of the three 07 Copain Syrah's I have been cellaring (also JB and Thompson#, this was by far the best showing of all of them. P&P and starts out on the nose as a very classic CA Syrah that comes from a cooler site vs. the much warmer JB and Thompson vineyards, dark fruits for sure, but the trademark roasted veggies and a nice flowery aroma to boot. I just loved the palate feel on this wine. It had the warm 07 vintage tint, savory blackberry and what not, but just a pure sense of freshness and grip that made it so darn easy to tilt the glass upwards. Definitely California density and weight, but Eurocentric in it's over all feel and taste. Little of the black olive or blue fruits that I do often enjoy, but more mineral driven and slightly saline. Very clean and persistent finish. I'm going to guess this has many good years of drinking ahead, so if you have a small stash no hurry, a large stash, better get that cork screw out. #94 pts.)
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#2 Post by Jared Wagner » August 27th, 2015, 3:37 pm

Dale,

I am jealous. You feed me the Gary's, Thompson, and James Berry but you keep this beauty for yourself?

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#3 Post by Frank Murray III » August 27th, 2015, 3:56 pm

Dale, love the TN. I have said a # of times over the years that the 2007 vintage for Copain was epic, both for syrah and pinot. Some of the best wines I have ever drank from CA and they continue to both age beautifully. So, I enjoyed seeing your note and feelings about the wine, too. FWIW, I have written over a dozen TNs on just the 07 HB so you can figure how much I dig the wine, like you. Here is my last TN, to go with your thread, man.

Jared, you live too far away. I'd share one with you if you lived closer.
  • 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (1/5/2015)
    Opened this last night and sampled off a small glass to start. Seemed a bit dilute and weak at that point put the cork back in, went to dinner and then got the wine into a real stem--what a difference that it showed from the crummy stem it started in earlier. Poured fairly dark, exhibiting the signature of whole cluster, with purple flower, potpourri and black olive flavors and aromas. The fruit showed a roasted, ember-like quality of red and black tones, and then a rock dust/crushed rocks in the finish. Saved one glass for today, will retry later.....so about a day of the bottle open, the last glass, showing quite a bit of dusty tannin. Would also say that this is more savory than past bottles, where the fruit and savory notes are about equal in tone. I'll open my next bottle in 2016.
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#4 Post by M. Dildine » August 27th, 2015, 5:07 pm

Embarrassed to say that I just opened a '12. I noted that this would "age gracefully" (although it is great now).

Wells does beautiful work with this vineyard and I need to be more patient.
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#5 Post by Frank Murray III » August 27th, 2015, 5:11 pm

Sheesh, Mike. If you could only hear all the crap I take with the group here for drinking MY wines too soon. [swearing.gif] I got razzed about it again last night. [swoon.gif]

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#6 Post by Joe Hauck » August 27th, 2015, 5:19 pm

Looks my beer drinking career has paid off in more ways than one. I have a slew of these and many more '07's to look forward to now.
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#7 Post by Frank Murray III » August 27th, 2015, 5:22 pm

Joe! Joe! Good to see you posting. If you have the 2007s man, you're in good shape. The wines are beautiful and aging gracefully, both PN and Syrah.
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#8 Post by Dale McClaran » August 28th, 2015, 2:32 pm

Frank Murray III wrote:Dale, love the TN. I have said a # of times over the years that the 2007 vintage for Copain was epic, both for syrah and pinot. Some of the best wines I have ever drank from CA and they continue to both age beautifully. So, I enjoyed seeing your note and feelings about the wine, too. FWIW, I have written over a dozen TNs on just the 07 HB so you can figure how much I dig the wine, like you. Here is my last TN, to go with your thread, man.

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  • 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (1/5/2015)
    Opened this last night and sampled off a small glass to start. Seemed a bit dilute and weak at that point put the cork back in, went to dinner and then got the wine into a real stem--what a difference that it showed from the crummy stem it started in earlier. Poured fairly dark, exhibiting the signature of whole cluster, with purple flower, potpourri and black olive flavors and aromas. The fruit showed a roasted, ember-like quality of red and black tones, and then a rock dust/crushed rocks in the finish. Saved one glass for today, will retry later.....so about a day of the bottle open, the last glass, showing quite a bit of dusty tannin. Would also say that this is more savory than past bottles, where the fruit and savory notes are about equal in tone. I'll open my next bottle in 2016.
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Thanks for the fine words Frank. You convinced me some time ago to hold off on my 07 En Haut Pinots (but when I do, have Bill Evans cued up) but I honestly thought I should drink up these 07 Syrahs no later than their 10th birthday. ld Now, I think I would add another 5 years to that, at least for this Hawks Butte. I suspect Thompson and JB will age gracefully as well.
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#9 Post by brigcampbell » August 28th, 2015, 2:41 pm

Frank Murray III wrote:Sheesh, Mike. If you could only hear all the crap I take with the group here for drinking MY wines too soon. [swearing.gif] I got razzed about it again last night. [swoon.gif]

Calling Nordhoff and Seiber.........look, look at what Mike is doing. [rofl.gif]
You have to admit that was pretty funny slam. Seiber asked whats the oldest bottle in your cellar.

"FMIII is already working on the 2015's".

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#10 Post by Frank Murray III » August 28th, 2015, 3:25 pm

Dale, I finished off my last 07 Thompson in December 2012. In looking at my TN, I remember we had that bottle at our company XMAS party and it was crushed in like 30 mins. I see there are a handful of them on Winebid for $20 each this week. I may grab one for the helluva it to see what is there. I'm not sure this will age as well as the James Berry, as the Thompson is bigger, more fruit laden and I would wonder if it has the staying power.

The 07 James Berry is aging really well. Although it has been since last summer when I drank one, the recent TNs in CT continue to suggest this has a good road ahead of it. I need to open another and get a new TN posted to help with the hard work being done by many to track the wine.

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#11 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 28th, 2015, 5:12 pm

Copain SLAYED it in 2007. The syrahs are outstanding.

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#12 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » June 12th, 2016, 8:09 am

I thought we had killed the last of these a year ago but rummaging around yesterday I found one more. Certainly the last of a 6-pack this bottle showed well, but perhaps the tannin will outlive the fruit here. Dark color and glorious nose that was a melange of ink, brett, cigar, and leather. Mouthfeel first rate and some fruit still there though dusty & grippy tannin is wine's dominant feature, at least in this bottle. Not at all sure if enjoyed blind I would say this was domestic wine.
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#13 Post by Frank Murray III » December 6th, 2016, 5:37 pm

An update to Doc's note from this past Spring above. I've had 4 glasses of this over the past 24 hours and here is where I landed with my TN. Gotta say, this wine really evolved and took a twisting journey, finally landing where tonight, settling down. Very gpod, but I'd say this is peaking. Thanks for reading.
  • 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (12/5/2016)
    Bottle 14. I didn't think I could count that high! Been almost 2 years since my last bottle, and gotta say, this is softening nicely. Been open 60 mins and it's fleshing out and showing quite suave and smooth to me. Lovely dark color, showing the perfectly ripe flavors for what IMO was a bigger year for Copain in terms of ripe flavors--many of the 2007 Copains reflect a more forward, fuller expression but the balance on the wines has always been spot on for this vintage. Initially, white flower and light pepper in the aromatic, which then turns to a more bloody note as the wine gets the air into it. The palate? Sexy blue and black fruit, black olive and a residual hint of chalk in the finish. At 2 hours of air, this evolves further, with some red components coming into the wine, along with some game and additional grip, plus some light chocolate. With more air and my final glass for Day 1, this wine really changed. It shed the plumper, darker notes and became more red fruited and, leaner, the acidity came through...finally on Day 2, at room temp of 66f, pretty well fleshed out. Black cherry, light tar, olive, light chalk and the acidity seems to be moderate, at best. This to me seems to be in an ideal spot given the fleshiness and lower acidity, settling down into what it is. PS--my palate often interprets structure of wines much differently than others, so take my note as you wish. I do though still believe this wine is peaking and ready to go, drinking best (for me) on the first day.
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#14 Post by Alan Rath » December 6th, 2016, 7:21 pm

I've got two left, sounds like time to try one, maybe with a long decant?

BTW, stopped in to Copain on Saturday, tasted a couple of wines. The 2014 DuPratt Chard is fabulous, and they're selling a 6-pack of halves for a pretty good price. Highly recommended!
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#15 Post by Frank Murray III » December 6th, 2016, 8:02 pm

Alan, don't decant it. If the wines shows as mine did, then you want to enjoy the slalom of the ride. Open one, as you can't enjoy it when the cork is in the bottle.

I need to try the 14 Dupratt. I gotta couple dinner coming up, I'll give one a go. Thanks for the return advice.
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#16 Post by Alan Rath » December 6th, 2016, 8:19 pm

Oops, it was the 13 Dupratt. 14 probably great also, but the 13 is singing.
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#17 Post by Dale McClaran » December 6th, 2016, 9:41 pm

I saw your note on CT Frank, thanks again for a useful data point. I have one left and thought I would let it sit a few more years to see what happens. I plan on finishing up my last 07 Thompson soon, but will take my time on the HB and my last two JB's.
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#18 Post by Jason Hagen » December 9th, 2016, 2:39 pm

Nice. I love that wine.

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#19 Post by Alan Rath » February 20th, 2017, 11:10 am

OK, on Frank's advice I broke out one of my remaining two bottles. Early on very meaty, chewy, interesting stem spice on the nose and palate, dark red/purple fruit, some moderately chewy tannins still but is showing much better than my last bottle of a few years ago.

With a couple hours of air, more mouthwatering acidity comes out, fruit turns more deep red, with beautiful intensity, nice savory character. Really delicious, bulls eye for what California Syrah should be. This is still very young, nowhere near its peak, wish I had more to age for another decade.
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#20 Post by Dale McClaran » February 22nd, 2017, 12:22 pm

Thanks for reporting in Alan, glad we are of like mindset on this one. Of my last Copain 07 Syrahs left - HB, JB, and Thompson, I intend to drink the James Berry and Thompson over the next 2 years while I want to see where the Hawks Butte goes for 5 to 10 of additional age. I think its made of the right stuff.
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#21 Post by Frank Murray III » July 8th, 2018, 4:43 pm

Here is an update on the wine. Drinking some remnants from yesterday in the shade of my OC backyard, where it is finally cooling down after 2 frigging brutal days of heat. I didn't think syrah on an afternoon today would work but I grabbed some cheese, crackers, nectarine and poured a glass. It's working well so off to get another glass as I enjoy this breeze coming off the ocean.....thank god.
  • 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (7/8/2018)
    Bottle #15, this came from a buddy's cellar who sourced it from Winebid. It was opened yesterday and I took the remnants home and stuck in the fridge under the open cork. Drinking 24 hrs later, with the air it has seen and at the ideal temp as I let it warm from the fridge. Plus, this is the only wine in front of me, which is my best setting to taste as I can get focused. 18 months since my last bottle, one that gave me the indication the wine was reaching peak, yet with this bottle it shows the wine is continuing to age really well, no signs of fading. Aromatics of garrigue and light stem, pepper, cooked meat and white flower...all of what typically makes Hawks Butte stand out for me. The palate is plush, with a savory blue and red fruited core, with black olive, rosemary, tang, a tarry/meaty finish, along with a char/espresso note. Finally, some finishing tannin and with so much air on this wine, this is why I revise how I see this wine aging as there is moderate structure still here that gives some grip. My thought now is that this will go another 5 years, and while it can be enjoyed now (as I do like structure), it should continue to keep well. Terrific too that at now passing almost its 11th birthday, it's drinking this well.
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#22 Post by Dale McClaran » July 10th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Frank, Thanks again for another useful data point. I was thinking of pulling my last bottle out for this summer, but your note has me more likely to roll the dice and hold off another year or three to see what happens. I bought a few 07’s Syrah from Copain, the HB, JB, and Thompson - usually the HB comes out on top but that 07 JB can be a pretty frisky customer sometimes.
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#23 Post by Kirk.Grant » July 14th, 2019, 6:16 pm

  • 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (7/14/2019)
    This was a gift from a friend. This wine is easy to love right now, but I started with a 60 minute decant. IN the glass there's minimal bricking to indicate this is a 12 year old wine. Scents of violets, crushed granite, leather, low-bush blueberries, and dark fruit with a hint of heat on the nose that slightly burns in the nostrils reminding me that 2007 was a warmer vintage in California. On the palate there is an elegance and restraint that calls to mind an influence that I could see coming from some of my favorite producers in the Northern Rhone. Flavors of blackberry, plum, 90% Dark Chocolate, a kiss of oak, and a dry tannic finish that leads me to think that this is a wine that could still be showing well in another decade+ with good storage. However, if you have some there is no reason not to open and enjoy one now. Outstanding!!
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#24 Post by Dale McClaran » June 27th, 2020, 10:56 am

Note from last night below - Re reading this thread I love Glenn's observation a few posts above that if served blind, not sure he could tell if it was domestic.

2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (6/27/2020)
3rd and final bottle of this gem. P&P, ready to perform right from the first sip. Dark Syrah scents and what I always find in riper CA Syrah, roasted corn which I find very appealing. At 13 years in, this is going quite fine thank you. A solid core of blackberries for sure, but it has retreated as other savory elements have stepped in and joined the fray. At once playful and complex, hard to imagine someone not digging it. Put another way, we had this right after the 10 Levet Journaries, and it was easily apparent the two wines had their souls in the same place despite the technical differences one might notice if looking from a purely analytic point of view. Certainly at peak, no rush, but too good not to enjoy the 07 Hawkes Butte in the Summer of 2020. (94 points)
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#25 Post by Doug Schulman » June 27th, 2020, 11:59 am

I love seeing these notes. I don’t know how I missed or forgot to respond to Kirk’s from almost a year ago. This is one of my favorite bottlings from Kopan, and I think the 06 and 07 has been so good for so long, and will continue to age for quite a long time. I definitely get that warm vintage character is there on this one, but it is still a wine that shows elegance and some restraint.

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#26 Post by Frank Murray III » June 27th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Nice refresh, Dale. You hit my CT feed, as I got one bottle left. Probably time to pull the cork and see what we got. Thanks for the note, man.
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#27 Post by Dale McClaran » June 27th, 2020, 8:32 pm

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Nice refresh, Dale. You hit my CT feed, as I got one bottle left. Probably time to pull the cork and see what we got. Thanks for the note, man.
Anytime FM 3, and I this with Jared Wagner last night and we were in unanimous agreement how well this has aged.
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#28 Post by Frank Murray III » June 27th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Hey, say hello to Jared. Good to see you both hanging out...old times.
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#29 Post by Jared Wagner » June 29th, 2020, 11:10 am

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Hello to you! I can't tell you how surprised I was with this bottle. I don't drink much California wine these days, but this bottle was a delight. Wells certainly made some really good syrah back in the day. Still holding out hope that Dale and I can make it down to So Cal to drink with you one day. Hope you and your family are safe and sound :)

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#30 Post by S. Rash » June 29th, 2020, 12:30 pm

Has anybody seen a difference in the quality of wines since Copain sold to Constellation?
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#31 Post by Frank Murray III » June 30th, 2020, 6:19 pm

Jared Wagner wrote:
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Hey, say hello to Jared. Good to see you both hanging out...old times.
Frank Tre,

Hello to you! I can't tell you how surprised I was with this bottle. I don't drink much California wine these days, but this bottle was a delight. Wells certainly made some really good syrah back in the day. Still holding out hope that Dale and I can make it down to So Cal to drink with you one day. Hope you and your family are safe and sound :)
If you and Dale ever come down this way, we'll rally some OC dorks and have a great meal with you. We're doing OK down here, adjusting to the constraints like everyone else and trying to do the right things.
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