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Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 117236
  • V93
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP95
  • V94
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

This blend of multiple vineyards combines for a smooth, supple elegant wine which will pair well with grilled sausages, duck breast, roast pork or chicken and any sort of lamb.

Critical Acclaim

"Ramey's 2009 Syrah is bombastic. A huge powerful wine, the 2009 literally explodes from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, violets and sweet spices. This dramatic, full-throttle wine is sure to thrill readers for its explosive personality. There isn't a ton of varietal character in the glass, but on the flip side, that could make the 2009 an excellent introduction for readers just beginning to explore Syrah as the typical notes that can be a bit new to some palates are very much in the background. The 2009 is quite beautiful if taken on its own terms."
93 Points

"Dark purple. Pungent, spice-accented aromas of dark berry preserves, cherry pit, olive and cracked pepper; smells like a serious northern Rhone wine. Bright, tightly focused blackberry and cassis flavors show serious depth and surprising vivacity. A tangy mineral note adds cut to the long, sappy finish."
91 Points

Learn About Ramey Map ItMap It

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996 - a Chardonnay from the Hyde Vineyard. Now situated in downtown Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars draws on exceptional vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma to fashion classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay using traditional old world techniques.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

Read More About Sonoma County

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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