2014 Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Publications

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Author

Charles Olken

Date

July 2016

Award

90

Review

Here is a very solid, well-defined, no-nonsense Syrah that hits the varietal mark smartly, and, if never as deep nor as impressively far-ranging as Ramey's involving, single-vineyard versions, it is long on concentrated, ripe berry fruit with inklings of sweet oak and game along with peppery spice to spare. It is structured to keep and should be allowed to quietly rest for at least four or five years, but it will not begin to approach its very best until its tenth birthday nears.

Wine

2014 Syrah, Sonoma Coast