Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2017 - The Grape Tray
Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2017
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Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2017

  • we95
  • wa93
  • ws92
  • jd92
  • v90


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winemaker Notes:

Ramey 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.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

Winemaker David Ramey sources from both Cole Creek and Rodgers Creek vineyards to make this wine, cofermenting it with 11% Viognier. Crushed rock, garrigue, gamy meat and lavender appear and accent an earthy, full-bodied core of silky texture and luscious dark cherry.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

The 2017 Syrah Sonoma Coast is blended with 11% Viognier and comes from Cole Creek and Rodgers Creek vineyards this year. Medium to deep ruby, the aromatics of warm blackberries and blueberries are complemented with lovely notes of pepper, blue flowers, bacon fat, garrigue and mint. It has a medium weight and floods the mouth with concentrated red and blue berry fruits, finely grained and with just enough freshness to lift the finish. 871 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, July 23, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Nicely structured and tightly focused, this red offers refined currant, smoked meat and crushed stone accents that pick up tension toward medium-grained tannins. Best from 2022 through 2030. 871 cases made.

Tim Fish, May 31, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

The 2017 Syrah Sonoma Coast has a medium purple/ruby hue as well as classic Syrah gaminess and pepperiness. With lots of blackberry fruit, some ground herb, bacon fat, and olive notes as well as medium to full-bodied richness on the palate, it's already drinking nicely and has a supple, approachable style. I would drink bottles over the coming 7-8 years or so.

May 21, 2020
  • v90

The 2017 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is bold and dense in the glass, with serious depth and concentration driving the red and purplish berry fruit. This bold, dense Syrah will benefit from a few years in bottle, as it is pretty tightly wound at this stage.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020