After two fails last night, opened up:
- Ramey Syrah SonomaCoast (14.5%; www.RameyWine.com) Healdsburg 2010: Very dark color w/ no bricking; strong blackberry/blueberry/Syrah some cracked black pepper/pungent bit Rhonish/roasted some smokey/toasty/oak complex cold-climate lovely nose; fairly tart/lean/hard strong blackberry/blueberry/Syrah/black pepper/pungent strong toasty/charred/oak/smokey some roasted/Rhonish/pungent/coffee flavor w/ modest hard/angular tannins; very long tart/hard/rough strong blackberry/blueberry/Syrah rather smokey/charred/oak bit peppery/cold-climate some Rhone/roasted finish w/ ample hard/rough tannins; shows some cold-climate/peppery Syrah character but not showing a whole lot of development; still needs 3-6 yrs, $31.50 (BB)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- Presumably the grapes for this are from their RogersCreek vnyd on the SW side of SonomaMtn, near the PetalumaGap. It’s a pretty big/rugged wine that still needs more age.