2013 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
A much more varietally expressive set of aromas and flavors emerges from the 2013 Syrah. Black pepper, sage, lavender, mint and violets lift from the glass as this gorgeous Syrah opens up in the glass. There is plenty of the typical Ramey richness through the mid-palate and finish in a Syrah that has so much to recommend. I can't wait to taste the 2013 once it has been bottled. The addition of 8% Viognier adds lift, precision and perfume. The Syrah is mostly press wine from Cole Creek and Rodgers Creek.