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2011 Rusack Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate
- Central Coast
- Santa Barbara County
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.
Pro Reviews 3
By Antonio Galloni
Santa Barbara's Stunning 2011s (Jul 2013) (link)
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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)
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 20 (53%)
- Consumed 18 (47%)