If you're wondering how such a high-scoring wine can be had for such a comparably inexpensive price tag you need to look no further than the spectacular 2018 vintage. Wine Spectator wrote the perfect description of this flawless vintage: "a goldilocks vintage with a flawless growing season that allowed winemakers to craft impressive wines." You can't have great wine without great fruit and you can't have exceptional wine without exceptional fruit. The fruit cultivated from the 2018 harvest was the latter.
Exceptional fruit isn't all it takes to craft an exceptional bottle of wine. David Ramey's expertise in the vineyard and in the cellar is what brought these "goldilocks" conditions together. You see, before founding Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996, David helped establish a number of preeminent wineries including, Chalk Hill, Dominus Estate, and Matanzas Creek. David also learned under the tutelage of the Moueix family at the renowned Château Pétrus.
David utilizes his UC Davis graduate degree along with time-honored French winemaking methods (learned while working at Pétrus) to create wines that are rich, lush, and silky smooth. Leave it to this California icon to deliver a 98-point Syrah for under $45 a bottle. It doesn't get any better than this.