2007 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Very refined and classy, the 2007 Ramey Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard, fermented with a touch of Viognier and a 25% whole cluster, delivers stunning aromatics of cassis and raspberry fruits, smoked bacon, violets, and a touch of tapenade. A dead ringer for a top northern Rhone Syrah, it’s medium to full bodied on the palate with awesome focus and energy, ripe, edgy fruit, beautiful acidity, and a structured, long finish. Superb and this should age beautifully. Give bottles another 3 to 5 years and then drink over the following 15 years.