About Ramey Wine Cellars
With the help of his wife, David Ramey founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. He has succeeded in sourcing fruit from top Napa and Sonoma vineyards, producing remarkable Chardonnays that bridge the gap between California lushness and Burgundian minerality and structure.
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87 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($60) Deep, bright ruby. Highly expressive bouquet of blackcurrant and boysenberry, with sexy floral and spice notes adding vivacity. Lively red and dark fruit flavors gain an exotic floral quality with air and become spicier on the back end. Impressively vibrant syrah, with excellent finishing clarity and sweet persistence. As with the barrel samples of '07 that I also tasted, this is more energetic than the Shanel.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
Great stuff...smokey, dense, wonderful syrah.
heaven in a glass
I hate to give this such a great review for fear there will be a run on Ramey and i won't be able to buy anymore of it! This wine was really outstanding. If you like BIG exotic syrahs then you'll love this. An almost floral nose with spicey and smoked berry notes. I will enjoy this wine for a long time!
Wondrous Ramey !
Talk about rich wines, this is indeed on the list. Strong/smooth and nose worthy. A delight to injest with lamb or prime rib.You guys did it again. Thanks for being youse !!
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Can't keep the glass down.
I'm no expert, but this wine exhibits a touch of sweetness at the beginning, a wonderful mid-palet, and a very strong finish. To me this is a well balanced wine that has you reaching for the glass to get another taste. I like syrah's a lot and I'm not disappointed with this one. Yummy!
92 Great balance...velvety tannins and great mouthfeel. FInish seemed to last foreve
Enjoyed this wine..had it some time ago however. I have to go back and try another bottle to provide more detail here.
Ramey Syrah is a hit
You will order more when you've tried Ramey's Rogers Creek Syrah.
Over the top "big" syrah
If you like really big syrahs, this one is it. I personally am starting to tire of them, and only save them for the right food pairing. Nevertheless, it is a great wine and should cellar for quite a while and maybe mellow out a bit.
2006 Ramey Syrah
This Syrah is like all the Ramey wines, It is really well crafted and delicious.
Bottle 1, 4-20-10
Probably more like a 4.5/5. Did not decant, drank over 3 days (corked). Really a nice full-bodied wine. Plenty of tannins throughout. Smells like a good red should. Probably better after a1/2 in the glass than immediately after pouring.
Delicious with more to come...
This wine is still a baby. Lots of smoky characteristics; white pepper, bacon and some tar (not unpleasant). Needed a little time to get going but once it did gave way to subtle fruits- a very elegant wine that needs time to mature.
I thought this was "very good" did not write anything more specific down. should revise after another bottle
Dense, rich, flavorful syrah
I don't usually use the term opulent, but have seen it in wine reviews. The term "opulent" applies to this syrah. A deep purple color and fruity/smoky nose. The flavor is rich, "thick" berry, with some earthy and smoky flavors. Silky smooth tannins. It is ready to drink now, but it struck as so powerful, we plan to lay this one down for a few years and try it at different intervals.
Very big, very earthy. A bit expensive for the quality - but overall a good wine.
When I read the review of this wine, I was genuinely looking forward to enjoying sharing it with friends. Unfortunately it was so green tasting that the tannins overwhelmed the flavor.... almost bitter. I am so disappointed. Hopefully it will mello out over time.
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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