The Source is vivacious, full-bodied and multi-layered. Baker’s chocolate and black forest cake, ripe blackberries, and cassis flourish with tones of cracked pepper, smoky bacon, aromatic herbs and leather. Refined tannins and mouthwatering acidity create balance. The Source is a savory showstopper of a Syrah.
Up and down the Central Coast, our varietals grew in a variety of soils ranging from calcareous limestone of West Paso Robles to ruggedly unique sandy soils in Sta. Rita Hills. One minute, our feet stood on rocky hilltops that were once the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and other times, we were entrenched in windswept, beachy sand. We marveled at the differences and knew that these vineyards would make masterful blends. There was ample rainfall in 2019, a cool spring with a late bud break. Overall, the growing season was temperate, and ripening was picture perfect. What results are wines of balance, concentration and great complexity. The literal fruits of 2019’s labor have been a joy to watch grow and to raise into this wine. This is Copia’s finest, most compelling harvest to date.
Vineyards: Kimsey, John Sebastiano, Bien Nacido, Alta Colina, Live Oak Ranch, Denner
June 11, 2021
Varietals were handpicked in October at the peak of flavor ripeness and phenolic maturity. Grapes were carefully cluster sorted, 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. After a cold maceration, daily punch-downs, pump-overs and pneumotage were conducted.
20 months 56% new French oak.
Cabra Romero Cheese
Dry Aged Ribeye