2014 Ramey Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Sonoma Coast"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma Coast"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 97% Syrah & 3% Viognier
Region: Sonoma Coast
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,400
KWG Score: 92.4 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 12, 2017
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Syrah from the Sonoma Coast is very good. It opens with a boysenberry and beef jerky like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty cola and vanilla oak blend with notes of blueberry, cinnamon and some dark chocolate. This is also a dash of black pepper towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite a bit. This Syrah is food friendly and would pair nicely with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: 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.
Organic status: not organic
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