95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

One of my favorite Central Coast sites is the Santa Barbara vineyard in the Alisos Canyon known as the Thompson Vineyard and made famous by Ojai’s Adam Tolmach. Fermented with 65% whole clusters, the 2004 Syrah Thompson Vineyard (125 cases produced) offers a dense purple color as well as beautiful aromas of chocolate, ground pepper, blackberries, flowers, and road tar. It is an intense yet impressively well-balanced Syrah that should drink well for 7-8 years. (RP – 12/2006)

2004 Copain Thompson Vineyard Syrah
95 points