2005 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 2015

Rating

91

Review

The 2005 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard is now fully mature. There is plenty of fruit and richness, but the aromatics are starting to fade, so the 2005 is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Still, all things considered, the 2005 Rodgers Creek has held up quite well.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 22, 2006

Rating

94

Review

The 2005 Syrah Rodger's Creek Vineyard boasts a black/purple color as well as abundant notes of crushed pepper, incense, Chinese black tea, plums, tapenade, and blackberries. It reminds me of a 2003 Clape Cornas from the Rhone Valley. Huge, tannic, and promising, it will drink well for 8-12 years.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2007

Rating

92

Review

Deep ruby. Intensely aromatic nose offers potent cassis, blackberry, licorice and floral notes. Sexy and impressively pure, with bright red and dark berry flavors underscored by zesty mineral and pepper notes. There's more than a suggestion of the Northern Rhone here. Shows great energy and punch on the finish, which boasts outstanding persistence and a very sexy combination of fruits and spices. Ramey says that this is a particularly cool site.

Publication

The Rhone Report

Date

June 1, 2008

Rating

93

Review

The opaque ruby 2005 Rodgers Creek offers scents and flavors of blackberry liqueur fruit with herbs and black pepper. It is smooth and soft on the attack revealing lush dense fruit, well proportioned ripe tannins and a long finish.