2016 Ramey Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah

Syrah - 750ML
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JD 95 WA 94 VN 94 WE 93 WS 93
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

The 2016 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard has classic Rhône-inspired markers of savory cured meats, black pepper, lavender, and black plum. It displays richness without weight and has fine structure throughout. Drink 2022-2035.
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2022

94+ The 2016 Syrah Rodger's Creek Vineyard incorporates 8% Viognier and was matured for two years in barrel. Medium ruby-purple in color, it has generous aromas of red and black cherries and blueberries with accents of...
VN 94

Vinous, August 2023

The 2016 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard is peaking today. Spice, worn-in leather, tobacco, incense, chocolate, cracked black pepper and dried herbs all show the added layers of nuance of a wine that has been in bottle for a...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, October 2023

This iconoclastic wine will excite fans of cool-climate Syrah. Earthy, peaty aromas and meaty, smoky flavors give a dramatic edge to this medium-bodied and moderately tannic wine. Fruits are quite subdued as black pepper...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, October 2023

Sleek and polished, this Syrah has multilayered raspberry and plum flavors highlighted by baking spices, savory meat and pepper. Concludes with refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. - TF


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Sonoma Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Ramey Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah is a red wine that hails from the esteemed Sonoma Coast appellation in California's North Coast region. This wine exemplifies the mastery of Ramey, a renowned producer known for crafting exceptional wines that showcase the true essence of their terroir.

In the glass, this Syrah displays a captivating deep red color, enticing the senses with its rich and alluring appearance. The nose is greeted with an array of enticing aromas that transport you to the Rhône Valley. Notes of savory cured meats, black pepper, and fragrant lavender intertwine with hints of black plum, creating a symphony of tantalizing scents.

On the palate, the 2016 Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah reveals its true character. It exudes a remarkable richness without sacrificing its elegance and finesse. The fine structure of this wine ensures a seamless and harmonious experience from the first sip to the lingering finish. With a moderate alcohol percentage of 14.5%, it strikes the perfect balance, showcasing the complexity and depth that Syrah can achieve in the hands of a skilled winemaker.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 95 points. He praises its classic Rhône-inspired characteristics and highlights its ability to display richness without overwhelming weight. Dunnuck suggests that this wine has the potential to age gracefully, recommending a drinking window that extends from 2022 to 2035.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also recognizes the excellence of the 2016 Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah, awarding it 94+ points. They highlight the incorporation of 8% Viognier, adding complexity and enhancing the aromatics. The palate is described as full-bodied, fresh, and chalky, with a concentrated core of ripe fruit and a long, spicy finish.

With only 440 cases produced, this wine is a true gem that showcases the best of Sonoma Coast. Its impeccable craftsmanship, coupled with the high praise it has received from esteemed critics, solidifies its status as a must-try for Syrah enthusiasts and collectors alike. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, the 2016 Ramey Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah promises an unforgettable experience that exemplifies the artistry and passion of Ramey wines.