2012 Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Publications

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Author

Charles Olken

Date

July 2015

Award

90

Review

Both optimally ripened and youthfully tight with an attractive overlay of creamy oak to its ample, mildly peppery, blackberry fruit, Ramey’s Sonoma Coast bottling may be a bit backward at the moment but conveys a fine sense of stuffing and substance. Its early suppleness is countered by a fairly full dose of tannin, yet its fruit never falters or dries. Age is demanded rather than simply advised, and its recommendation is conditional on a good five years of patience.
 

Wine

2012 Syrah, Sonoma Coast