2010 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Ramey's 2010 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard is quite aromatically lifted and savory next to the Sonoma Coast Syrah, much of that coming from the inclusion of 25% whole clusters. Sage, rosemary, mint, licorice and plums lift from the glass as the 2010 opens up in the glass. Dried rose petals, violets and a host of floral notes follow. The 2010 is complex, nuanced and wonderfully complete from the very first taste, but the tannins are quite imposing at this stage. Patience is key.