Ramey Wine Cellars

Sonoma Coast Syrah

9.0172 ratings
8.932 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, vineyard dust, white pepper and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, vineyard dust, white pepper and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Apr 3rd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill & Matanzas Creek, David Ramey & his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. Rich deep ruby red. Aromas of powerful dark fruit, hints of pepper and sweet spice reminiscent of a Northern RhΓ΄ne. On the palate raspberry and blackberry, soft and velvety, with smoky oak, big spice on the finish which should continue to develop for several years. Very Nice!

Winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill & Matanzas Creek, David Ramey & his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. Rich deep ruby red. Aromas of powerful dark fruit, hints of pepper and sweet spice reminiscent of a Northern RhΓ΄ne. On the palate raspberry and blackberry, soft and velvety, with smoky oak, big spice on the finish which should continue to develop for several years. Very Nice!

Feb 20th, 2019
Jeremiah Allen

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Feb 8th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, cherry cola, dark chocolate, licorice and oak. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, cherry cola, dark chocolate, licorice and oak. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

Sep 19th, 2018
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.0

Falling on the more elegant side of Syrah, it's brimming with red fruits, florals and spice. Cranberry, dry cherry, red pluots and figs. Plenty of fresh ground black pepper, cedar, clove and cigar box provide its signature spice element. A touch of viognier adds a nice floral element - predominantly crushed violets. Coats and sits on the palate, with barrel tannin hitting late on the finish.

Falling on the more elegant side of Syrah, it's brimming with red fruits, florals and spice. Cranberry, dry cherry, red pluots and figs. Plenty of fresh ground black pepper, cedar, clove and cigar box provide its signature spice element. A touch of viognier adds a nice floral element - predominantly crushed violets. Coats and sits on the palate, with barrel tannin hitting late on the finish.

2 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Reaches more for elegance then brashness. Needs air, and we decanted for 2+ hours. Fruit and new French are interwoven well. Vanilla, cedar, figs, dried cranberry, clove, dried rose petal, and violets. Quite lengthy, and balanced.

Reaches more for elegance then brashness. Needs air, and we decanted for 2+ hours. Fruit and new French are interwoven well. Vanilla, cedar, figs, dried cranberry, clove, dried rose petal, and violets. Quite lengthy, and balanced.

Jul 30th, 2016
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.4

Muted nose. Never opened up. Very little fruit or spice/pepper that I was looking for.

Muted nose. Never opened up. Very little fruit or spice/pepper that I was looking for.

Dec 4th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

Lots of tannin and blueberry but not rich so style of northern rhone

Lots of tannin and blueberry but not rich so style of northern rhone

Jun 17th, 2015
Will Thomas

High octane and dense. Always look forward to these.

High octane and dense. Always look forward to these.

Jan 31st, 2015
Tracy Hall

This needs time. A little disjointed right now

This needs time. A little disjointed right now

Jan 5th, 2015