Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2019 Review

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2019 Review
Ramey Syrah 2019 is a standout wine that exemplifies the quality and character of Syrah from Sonoma County and it is sure to delight any wine enthusiast.

Welcome! This is our Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah review.

The Ramey Syrah 2019 is a complex and elegant wine from Ramey Wine Cellars in Sonoma County, California.

The winery is renowned for producing high-quality wines with a focus on terroir and minimal intervention winemaking techniques.

This Syrah is made from grapes grown in the cooler coastal regions of Sonoma County, resulting in a wine that is balanced, expressive, and full of character.

Find below our Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.

Let’s begin!

Our Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah Review

  • Brand: Ramey Cellars
  • Grape Varietal: Syrah, Viognier
  • Region: United States, Napa Valley
  • Tasting Notes: Plum & Blackberry fruit notes
  • Glass & Serving: Bordeaux / 59-64 °F (15-18 °C) / Decant up to 1 hr
  • Store: Up to 5 Years
  • Price Range: ~$40
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah review: What's its color?

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah wine has a deep ruby color with hints of purple.

It forms thick, slow-moving tears when swirled, indicating a full-bodied texture.

If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.

What does Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah taste like?

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah is a blend of Shiraz (87%) and Viognier (13%) grapes aged for 18 months in 45% new French barrels.

On the nose, it offers a complex and layered bouquet of aromas.
The first notes are of ripe blackberry and blueberry, followed by hints of black pepper, smoked meat, and dried herbs.
There are also subtle aromas of vanilla and toast from the wine’s time in oak barrels.
On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with flavors that mirror the wine’s aromas.
The blackberry and plum fruit flavors are complemented by hints of dark chocolate, espresso, and smoked meat.
The tannins are firm and well-structured, providing a pleasing grip and balance to the wine.
The finish is long and persistent, with a pleasant hint of spice and a touch of minerality.

Is Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah sweet?

No, it’s not sweet. Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah wine is a dry wine.

Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.

Learn more about wine sweetness level here.

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah review: Which food pairs well with it?

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah is a bold wine with intense flavors, as such, we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.

Classic appetizers are veal ragu pasta, grilled vegetables, onions and mushroom dishes to name some.

Meat wise go for burgers, BBQ ribs, and lamb for example.

If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard and blue cheeses like Cheddar and Gorgonzola for example.

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah review: What's its alcohol content?

Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah wine’s alcohol content is 14.5%.

In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.

There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.

During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.

Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.

How many calories are in a glass of Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah wine?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture [1] a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.

Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.

A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.

What is Ramey Cellars?

Here is an extract from the Ramey Cellars website:

“Our story is crafted by the soil, the vineyards, the terroir and the passion of David Ramey.

Our process is a dynamic mix of experience and innovation, Old World methods and New World science.

Our wines are pure California – rich in character, beautifully balanced, always of exceptional quality.

We invite you to experience Ramey Wine Cellars.”


In conclusion, the Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2019 is a standout wine that exemplifies the quality and character of Syrah from Sonoma County.

Its complex and layered aromas and flavors, firm structure, and long, lingering finish make it a wine that is both approachable and age-worthy.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a hearty meal, this wine is sure to delight any wine enthusiast.

Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Syrah/Shiraz.

Where does Syrah/Shiraz grow best?

Syrah/Shiraz gives its best in a moderate to cool climate, eg France: Rhône Valley. It is though as well cultivated in warm climates too, e.g. Australia.

When is the perfect time to drink Syrah/Shiraz?

If you have organized a BBQ or have been invited to one, Syrah/Shiraz is your best bet. It will complement perfectly with ribs, burgers, and any other braised or roasted meats.

What are the differences between Syrah vs Shiraz?

Syrah and Shiraz are two different names for the same grape that though produces different styles.

  • Syrah is the name used in France and for the “Old World” wine style. It usually has higher acidity, higher tannins, herbaceous and earthy notes, moderate fruit components with tertiary smoke flavors.

  • Shiraz is the name used in Australia and for the “New World” wine style. It usually is easier to drink with fewer tannins, higher in alcohol, intense black fruit aromas, with tertiary spice (black pepper) flavors.

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