2014 Ramey Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard

Year: 2014
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"Has structure to spare, with a firm backbone of lively acidity and mineral-tinged tannins, framed by dark berry, dusty dried herb and spice flavors. Hands off for now. Best from 2019 through 2027. 587 cases made.–TF " (WS)

"The 2014 Syrah Rodger's Creek Vineyard is medium garnet-purple in color and reveals a very pretty perfume of kirsch, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries with hints of potpourri, Provence herbs and fungi. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a beautiful velvety texture and wonderful freshness supporting the elegant perfumed layers, finishing on a compelling mineral note." (WA)

"The 2014 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard shows more floral and savory character than the Cole Creek tasted alongside it. Dried flowers, sage, mint, leather and smoke all add considerable aromatic nuance to this super-expressive, mid-weight Syrah. The Rodgers Creek offers a very appealing interplay of dense fruit and lifted aromatics, with enough structure to develop nicely in bottle for many years to come." (VM)

"A step up, the 2014 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard is a blockbuster effort that reminds me of a good vintage of the Côte Rôtie La Mouline from Guigal. Awesome notes of incense, lavender, bacon fat, and spring flowers gives way to a full-bodied, voluptuous Syrah that has a sexy, seamless texture, sweet tannin, and a big finish. This cuvée saw 10% Viognier and is an exotic, intense, superstar of a Syrah readers should snatch up. 587 cases." (JD)

Winery Notes:
"This cool climate brings out the savory characteristics of the variety, as opposed to its jammy, fruity side, and one finds here aromas and flavors of smoked meats, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, with an almost Pinot-like texture and balance on the palate; definitely not an overblown Shiraz style." -David Ramey Winery Notes: