2014 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Robb Report Magazine
But worth serious notice, too, is a distinctive cool-weather style of Syrah. Ramey Wine Cellars 2014 Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah ($65), for instance, is dark and savory. Brooding aromas of tobacco leaf, leather, black olive, and smoked meat strike a dark note lifted by haunting florals. Flavors of blueberry and raspberry follow, but the palate isn’t about fruit; it’s about pepper and spice, anise and minerality. This is Syrah, Petaluma Gap style.