2006 Ramey Syrah Shanel Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2010 - 2015 (Edit)
CT91.8 182 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 139

  • bablues wrote: 92 points

    August 29, 2019 - Big dark fruits with some subtle pepper on the nose. The palate was rich and smooth with more dark flavors. More complex than my last taste and still has some time to go

  • CWilliam wrote: 93 points

    June 3, 2019 - Last of 4 bottles purchase in 2010 from Wine Access.

    Cork broke so had to pour into a decanter. Great nose - meat, saline, blackberry, blueberry (only with airtime) and floral undertones.

    On palate, medium+ body, medium+ acidity, integrated tannins and long finish. Flavor profile was blackberry, dried cherry & tobacco. Very enjoyable and this wine has aged extremely well. 93+/-

  • thalver wrote:

    March 13, 2018 - This bottle was pleasant, with fruit less intense from time, but no significant bottle bouquet or development of tertiary flavors. It seems to be fading rather than blooming. Bottles 2 1/2 and 3 years ago showed more verve and interest. 88ish (past bottles up to 94ish)

  • BklynNeophyte wrote:

    January 15, 2018 - Big, rich and balanced. Maybe a bit too big for me, but otherwise all the good syrah notes.

  • David_K wrote: 90 points

    January 8, 2018 - Picked this up on a whim since I've enjoyed some of Ramey's recent syrahs, and wanted to try one with a little age on it. This was good, but didn't show as much character as the 2013 Sonoma Coast bottling. It's very dense and dark, and still tannic, and somehow manages to wear its 15% alcohol comfortably. There is just not the meaty, gamey qualities I really like about the more recent Rameys.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • California Selections 2009, 3/1/2009 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Ramey Syrah Shanel Vineyard) Viognier and black fruit nose; tasty black fruit and berry palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ramey
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Shanel Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast
  • UPC Codes 091882154028, 185983000114, 185983000121

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 444 (38%)
  • Consumed 735 (62%)

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