December-January 2016-2017

Sidebar Cellars
By: Anthony Dias Blue
Sidebar Cellars is a second label from winemaker David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars. For my reviews of the Ramey Wine Cellars wines, go to this link.


Sidebar Cellars 2015 Kerner, Mokelumne River ($25)
Crisp and spicy, smooth and racy; juicy and tangy, fresh and long. 88

Sidebar Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($34)

Silky texture, juicy citrus, spice and bright acidity; fresh, balanced and lush. 92

Sidebar Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley ($20)
Bright with tangy citrus and crisp acidity; juicy and fresh with balance and a long finish. 91

Sidebar Cellars 2015 Syrah Rosé, Russian River Valley ($21)
Pale salmon color; juicy, dry and clean with racy acidity; balanced and fresh. 88

Sidebar Cellars 2014 Red Field Blend, Russian River Valley ($27)
Juicy and ripe with blackberry, spice and racy acidity; tangy, bright and silky with smooth texture and a long, precise finish. 90

Sidebar Cellars 2014 Rhôneish, Redwood Valley ($27)
Lush floral nose; juicy and toasty with blackberry, cassis and vanilla; round, clean and rich; spicy, fresh and long. 48% Mourvèdre, 37% Grenache, 15% Syrah. 91

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