Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wine Tasting Notes: Copain 2006 Hawks Butte Syrah

I've often blogged about Kuzak and my shared love for Copain, and wonderful winery that produces both great pinot noir and syrah. Hawks Butte is an unusual vineyard grown at a high elevation, and the 2005 is one of my favorite wines I've tasted in the last year, partially because it actually tastes like bacon. Based on that, I've been excited to try the 2006 even though it wasn't as great of a year in California as 2005. It was a great, inky purple syrah with a deep body and nicely balanced, but alas, no bacon flavor this time around. Still, it was a wonderful wine that had us drinking until the last drops. I highly recommend checking out Copain! They're truly producing some amazing wines. (Retail price around $50)

Diva Rating: 3 1/2 stars (out of 5 stars)

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