2009 Magnum Baker Ranch Syrah
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 proves a most welcome and unique addition to the Copain Syrah portfolio.
The final year in a three-year drought, 2009 started with an early bud break followed by a warm spring—resulting in smaller clusters and berries. After rushing to harvest to beat a late September heat wave, we found ourselves with berries that had an almost perfect balance of tannins and acidity.