2015 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
“David Ramey’s 2015 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) has turned out very nicely. Rich and exuberant in the glass, the 2015 possesses terrific fruit density and texture….” – Antonio Galloni | 91 pts | April 2018
Winter 2015 was the warmest on record, resulting in early budbreak. Cooler, wetter weather in spring months slowed development, however, leading to a challenging, extended bloom period. The resulting uneven fruit set translated to a small crop and smaller berries with very concentrated flavors. Weather throughout the summer growing season was consistently warm, bringing on a very early harvest.
94% Syrah and 6% Viognier, co-fermented.
Our 2015 Sonoma Coast Syrah fermented in tank as 75% destemmed fruit with 25% whole Syrah clusters. We utilized native-yeast and malolactic fermentations. The wine rested sur lies for 12 months in 62% new French barrels from François Frères, Demptos and Taransaud Beaune. Our 2015 Sonoma Coast Syrah was bottled without filtration in June, 2017.
Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast which offers a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone regions of Hermitage and Cornas: aromas and flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, coupled with a silky texture and savory flavor.