Copain Syrah Les Voisins 2016, Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino, California

Copain Wines is a hilltop winery overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley, affording breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and vineyards, just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Copain specializes in vineyard designate Pint Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Sourced from cool climate vineyards in Mendocino County, the Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast, the Copain portfolio consists of three distinct collections – Tous Ensemble, Les Voisins, and the vineyard designate wines. The Les Voisins Syrah is a shining example of a fantastic vintage in Yorkville Highlands. With a gorgeous deep purple color, this wine pleases on many levels. With lovely aromas of violets, black currant and white pepper, the flavors of ripe wild blackberries, figs and mocha combine for a deliciously satisfying wine. The palate is rich with black fruits, spice and cedar notes, backed by plush tannins that will be the perfect compliment to shortribs, lamb and grilled ribeye.