Ramey Syrah 2019
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [WE 96] [JD 93] [WS 93]
Regular price $40.00 Sale price $35.99 Save $4.01
"David Ramey doesn't get anywhere near the attention he deserves. Today, it seems the focus is on extremes as the wine world is increasingly about a polarization of so-called 'very ripe' wines versus the more 'restrained' style. Ramey's wines are neither, but rather bring together the best of both schools of thought." - Antonio Galloni on Ramey
The 2019 vintage is comprised of 55% Cole Creek Vineyard and 45% Rodgers Creek Vineyard. Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast which offers a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone regions of Hermitage and Cornas: aromas and flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, coupled with a silky texture and savory flavor.
87% Syrah and 13% Viognier, co-fermented
Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed fruit with 25% whole clusters. Spontaneous, native-yeast and malolactic fermentations
After aging sur lies for 18 months in 45% new French barrels from François Frères, the Syrah was bottled without filtration in June 2021.
Ratings & Reviews
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This is a compelling coastal varietal wine, inviting on the nose in forest pine, white pepper and subtle red fruit. Cofermented with 14% Viognier, the grapes were grown at Cole Creek and Rodgers Creek vineyards. The silky, supple texture shows the potential to age. Enjoy best from 2029–2039." -Virginie Boone
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2019 Syrah Sonoma Coast has soft floral aromas of lavender as well as bergamot and lightly spiced plum. It is supple and fruit-forward on the palate without being weighed down and offers notes of fresh blackberry and spice. Drink this open and generous red now or over the next 10 years. (Drink between 2022-2032)" -Audrey Frick (Aug 2022)
93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A handsome red, showing a refined pedigree and elegant red currant and raspberry flavors highlighted by savory pepper and a whiff of [i]garrigue[n]. Finishes with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. 900 cases made." Tim Fish (5/23)