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2012 Ramey Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Rodgers Creek Vineyard"

Ramey 2012 Rodgers Creek Syrah

Winery: Ramey

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rodgers Creek Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 88% Syrah & 12% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 350

KWG Score: 95.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 24, 2016

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Syrah from Ramey opens with a smoky oak and blackberry bouquet with hints of wet slate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth with an elegant mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry and dark chocolate blend with notes of French oak. We also detected a hint of red beet as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins fade away nicely. The panel suggested that this Syrah could benefit from more time in the cellar. If you can’t wait, decant and pair with veal milanese. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climate of 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.

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