Wine Enthusiast, 2015 Winemaker of the Year - David Ramey, Ramey Wine Cellars
"Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for California’s Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus Estate and Rudd Estate. At the estate he founded in 1996, Ramey Wine Cellars in Healdsburg, he has long championed traditional, artisanal winemaking techniques in his single-vineyard Chardonnays and Cabernets."
WA (96-98) AG 94+ IWC 92 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "No 2011 was produced, but the 2012 Syrah Rodger’s Creek Vineyard includes 12% Viognier co-fermented with 88% Syrah. It displays terrific aromas of spring flowers, crème de cassis, blackberries, coffee and incense. Unctuously textured and dense with oodles of fruit and glycerin as well as a long, heady finish, this fabulous Syrah should drink well for a decade or more."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard is the most delicate and refined of Ramey's 2012 Syrahs. Here the fruit is red-toned and quite pretty, with floral and spice overtones that add lift. Like all of the David Ramey's 2012 Syrahs, the Rodgers Creek emphasizes fruit over varietal notes, but there is a sense of inner perfume and overall grace that gives the wine an attractive sense of lift."
According to Stephen Tanzer - "Glass-staining purple. Heady aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, licorice, Indian spices and woodsmoke, with a sexy floral nuance emerging with aeration. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense, concentrated blueberry and cherry flavors that are given spine by juicy acidity. Clings with outstanding persistence and harmonious tannins, leaving smoke and bitter cherry notes behind." 14.5% ABV.
- Additional Information
Varietal/Type Syrah - Shiraz gtin 185983000114 Brand Ramey Wine Cellars Size 750 ML Standard Rating 98 Points, 94 Points, 92 Points
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