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2016 Baker Ranch

Syrah
Anderson Valley
$60.00
/
750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

One of our most desirable and unique wines, the 2016 Baker Ranch Syrah is both delicate and structured.  This wine goes through 50% whole cluster fermentation.  The stem inclusion leads to a fuller mouth feel and graceful texture while also enhancing the wine’s distinct aromatics.  Aromas of black pepper, savory spices, blackberries and violets are joined by plums, cloves and menthol.  Across the palate, the remarkable weight and stunning freshness of this Baker Ranch Syrah conjures flavors of fresh cranberry, pink peppercorn and fennel.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 growing season had an early start partly due to winter and spring rains, which were a welcome reprieve to the drought conditions of 2012-2015. Furthermore, the warm and dry summer also contributed to the early start to harvest. These factors came together to produce a higher yield of fruit.

Vineyard Notes: 

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.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Ground black peppercorn, savory, clove, blackberries, violets

Palate: Medium plus weight on the palate. Plums, cloves, menthol, pink peppercorn, fennel

Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 growing season had an early start partly due to winter and spring rains, which were a welcome reprieve to the drought conditions of 2012-2015. Furthermore, the warm and dry summer also contributed to the early start to harvest. These factors came together to produce a higher yield of fruit.

Vineyard Notes: 

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.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Ground black peppercorn, savory, clove, blackberries, violets

Palate: Medium plus weight on the palate. Plums, cloves, menthol, pink peppercorn, fennel

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2016
Vineyard Designation: 
Baker Ranch Vineyard
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
100% stainless steel fermented; 50% whole cluster fermented; 14 months; 100% neutral French oak
Alcohol: 
12.4%

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