2007 Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

92+

Review

Fermented with 5% Viognier and 25% whole cluster, the 2007 Ramey Syrah Sonoma Coast sports gamey, meaty aromatics of black fruits, smoked meat, licorice, pepper, and loads of crushed stone. Straight up rocking aromatics, the palate is just as good and shows medium to full body, solid concentration, juicy acidity, and a long, clean finish. Impressive for its complexity, as well as for its focus and precision on the palate, this should drink beautifully for 15 years.

Publication

The Rhone Report

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

November 2010

Rating

92+ points

Review

Fermented with 5% Viognier and 25% whole cluster, the 2007 Ramey Syrah Sonoma Coast sports gamey, meaty aromatics of black fruits, smoked meat, licorice, pepper, and loads of crushed stone. Straight up rocking aromatics, the palate is just as good and shows medium to full body, solid concentration, juicy acidity, and a long, clean finish. Impressive for its complexity, as well as for its focus and precision on the palate, this should drink beautifully for 15 years.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

February 1, 2010

Rating

93

Review

The 2007 Syrah Sonoma Coast, which is co-fermented with 7% Viognier, boasts huge aromatics of tapenade, bacon fat, pepper, black currants, and hints of lychee nuts and marmalade (no doubt from the Viognier). Inky/purple-colored, dense, full-bodied, and impressive, this is a top-flight Syrah that should drink beautifully for a decade.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

March 31, 2011

Rating

92

Review

Firm and intense, with a mix of smoked meat, dried berry, spice, mineral and sage notes. Full-bodied, complex and layered, ending with a rich berry pie and mineral aftertaste. Drink now through 2017.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2010

Rating

91

Review

Inky ruby. Ripe, spicy blackberry and boysenberry aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, cola and musky flowers. Broad and velvety, with deep black and blue fruit and candied violet flavors and slow-building tannins. Very attractive syrah with good depth and surprising vivacity on the long, focused finish. This was fermented with 25% whole clusters.