2011 Baker Ranch Syrah
One of our most desirable wines, the 2011 Baker Ranch Syrah
is delicate and structured, with a broad, soft palate and light body. Evocative of the terroir-driven Syrahs of the northern Rhône, this wine intrigues and enthralls with myriad layers of exotic spice.
Syrah is exceedingly hard to find in the Pinot Noir-centric Anderson Valley, though Baker Ranch dared to plant it, and it delivers with flying colors. Sustainably farmed and wonderfully expressive, this wine offers a unique addition to the Copain Syrah portfolio.
Despite the challenges that 2011 brought to Anderson Valley, our wines from this vintage are some of the most elegant Wells has made, offering great tension and balance. A cool, rainy spring and summer delayed the growing season, while mid-September brought sun and 90 degree heat to the vineyards. We harvested this fruit during a brief window in October as the vineyards were drying out.