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WTN: Zingapour

by Jenise » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:20 pm

2004 Copain Zinfandel, Arrowhead Mountain, Sonoma Valley
This is one of the loveliest zinfandels I have ever tasted. Medium bodied, highly aromatic nose of red raspberry, lingonberry and boysenberry, some spice, a hint of dried basil, and that elusive bramble that the best winemakers coax out of the grape. Beautifully delineated, very finessed, no obvious oak. Pinot-like. Pricey for zinfandel at around $40 but you can taste every penny, and it's well worth it.

2003 M3 Zinfandel, Old Vines, Lodi
Full bodied, a bruiser. Flavors of black raspberry, prune, molasses and vanilla; sweet-hot finish, as heavy as the Copain was light. A good choice for fans of over the top, bigger-is-better wines, but it doesn't work for me.
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Re: WTN: Zingapour

by Alejandro Audisio » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:29 pm

I thought this thread was about a tasting in Singapore....

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Re: WTN: Zingapour

by James Dietz » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:57 pm

Alejandro Audisio wrote:I thought this thread was about a tasting in Singapore....

:D :)


Me too.. and I find it's just about Zin..... :twisted:
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Re: WTN: Zingapour

by Jenise » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:06 pm

James Dietz wrote:
Alejandro Audisio wrote:I thought this thread was about a tasting in Singapore....

:D :)


Me too.. and I find it's just about Zin..... :twisted:


Yeah, but not just any zin. One you'd like.
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Re: WTN: Zingapour

by James Dietz » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:09 pm

Jenise wrote:
James Dietz wrote:
Alejandro Audisio wrote:I thought this thread was about a tasting in Singapore....

:D :)


Me too.. and I find it's just about Zin..... :twisted:


Yeah, but not just any zin. One you'd like.


Just razzin' ya.. I do like Copain... in fact, Jay Selman of GrapeRadio does a tasting at his office every month, and the next one is Washington wines...I'm taking a Copain Cailloux & Coccinelle Syrah for that one.. No one has come forward with a Quilceda Creek yet.. but, we'll see...There will be Cayuse in the house, though
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Re: WTN: Zingapour

by Jenise » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:31 pm

Hey, I used to go to Jay's tastings! Great fun. I hope you post TN's on the Washington wines.

This was actually my first taste of Copain. Over the summer I picked up a few others, mostly pinot but also some syrah. Can't wait to taste them now that the zin has confirmed my suspicions about Copain being a producer I'd really get into.
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Re: WTN: Zingapour

by James Dietz » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:37 pm

Jenise.. Copain is not too new world-y for you.... ???
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