90% Syrah and 10% Viognier
This unique property is on the western, cooler side of Sonoma Mountain, recently approved as its own AVA - Petaluma Gap. Ramey's block was planted in 2002, 800 feet up the southwest face of the mountain. The inclusion of whole Syrah clusters (roughly 30%) in the fermentation heightens the "Syrahness" of this wine. The Syrah and Viognier are co-fermented, and as with all of Ramey's wines, native yeast fermentation and spontaneous malolactic fermentation were completed.
SOIL Old, rocky volcanic soils
CLONES Planted to Syrah Clone 877, with three rows of Viognier
Growing Season 2014 was another classic vintage, if early. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting even
ripening. We had ample hang time which in turn yielded intense flavors and a rich texture.
This vintage aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and rested 25 months in 100% new French barrels. This wine was bottled without filtration in February 2017.
PRODUCTION 587 cases