2004 Copain Syrah James Berry Vineyard

Bright red in color, slightly translucent. Red cherries and anise on the nose. Lovely, bright fruit. cherries, blueberries, bit of pepper. Jammy but not cloying. Fine tannins, lively acidity, fine balance. Finishes long and gentle with dark fruits. Lusher, sifter with air. Over an hour or so raspberry notes develop. Lovely, perhaps a bit past its prime but still a pleasure. Drink next 5 years. "A-"