2009 Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Publications

The Rhone Report

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

March 2013

Volume

Issue 15

Award

93 points

Review

Only the third vintage for this cuvee and comprised of 93% Syrah (57% Shanel Vineyard, 35% Rodgers Creek Vineyard, and 8% Cole Creek Vineyard) and 7% co-fermented Viognier, the 2009 Ramey Syrah Sonoma Coast is a gorgeous Syrah on all account. Aged 24 months in 60% new barrels, it possesses classic aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, spice-box, licorice, and hints of roasted meats on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, with layers of sweet fruit and an overall poised, focused feel, it can be enjoyed now, or cellared for over a decade.

Wine

2009 Syrah, Sonoma Coast