Wilfred Wong: “The 2016 Ramsay North Coast Petite Sirah is delectable. This wine is ripe, smooth, and palate-pleasing. Its aromas and flavors of black fruits and dried leaves along with its layered palate should make it delicious pairing mate with braised meat dishes.”
Kent and Celia Rasmussen of celebrated Kent Rasmussen Winery created their Ramsey label back in 1989, using Celia’s maiden name. Best known for its high quality yet modest prices, these bottlings have never failed to impress, Restaurants in particular love the Ramsey wines because the style goes so well with a wide variety of foods and they offer great pleasure at release.
Winemaker: The 2016 Ramsay Petite Sirah follows in the long line of wonderful fruity, succulent and not-to-tannic wines that you have enjoyed for years. It is a particularly pleasing vintage as the weather was near-perfect in 2016 and the fruit ripened to perfection. One further note I should make about P.S.—it ages wonderfully. For five or eight years it is big and fruity, but then, as it gets older, it becomes rich and claret-like in character. I have had many a 30-plus-year-old “Pets” that wowed me. If you have 30 years to wait….but a few bottles in your cellar and see what happens!
- Petite Sirah
- North Coast