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2009 Rusack Vineyards Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate Santa Barbara County
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Glass-staining purple.  Black and blue fruits on the nose and palate, with notes of bitter chocolate and licorice adding complexity.  Vibrant and refreshingly brisk on the finish, which leaves notes of apricot pit and violet behind.  This seamless wine is complex enough to enjoy right now.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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