Red

2011 Rusack Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • bd11 wrote: (86 points)

    May 3, 2016 - It's mellowed with age.

  • rhanke Likes this wine:

    February 3, 2016 - at Blind 2010/11 California Syrah tasting 2/3 with 10 people
    Group 3 my 1
    I liked its dark tobacco aroma

  • StraightnoChaser Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 18, 2015 - 2 hour decant. Nose of blackberry and plum with lesser notes of leather and spice. Mouthwatering blackberry flavor with a medium body and a dry finish. Only negative is a bit too much acid on the back end. Good QPR at $25.

  • The Wine Write Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 9, 2015 - Popped and poured. Solid Syrah as usual, hitting well above its price point.

  • brigcampbell wrote: (91 points)

    February 16, 2014 - Wow, this is solid juice for $25. I paid $45 at a restaurant and felt good about it. Dark blackberry, fine tannins, medium acidity, cherry note mid palate and a little chalky minerals. There's medium toast throughout.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara's Stunning 2011s (Jul 2013) (link)

    (Rusack Vineyards Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate Santa Barbara County) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/15/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Rusack Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate) Very dark ruby color; tart plum, roasted black fruit tart berry, light lavender, cherry nose; tasty, concentrated, tart cherry, black cherry, roasted berry palate; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol)

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/4/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Rusack Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate) Saturated, very dark ruby color; roasted black fruit, roasted meat, pepper, oregano nose; tight, dense, roasted black fruit, tart black fruit, savory, pepper, dried cured meat palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points (good value at about $25; with 9% Petite Sirah; 2% American oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rusack
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ballard Canyon Estate
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 19 (50%)
  • Consumed 19 (50%)

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