Rusack Vineyards 2010 Reserve, Ballard Lane Canyon Estate, Santa Barbara County Syrah

  • Year: 2010
  • Winery: Rusack Vineyards
  • Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz
  • Region: Santa Barbara County
  • Retail Price: $42.00
  • Sale Price: $35.00

This bottling is abundant with aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, and hints of cinnamon. Its dense fruit characteristics are complimented by complex flavors of of anise, vanilla and dark chocolate.

92 points, Wine Advocate (Aug. 2012, Issue #202): "...literally bursts from the glass with layers of beautifully delineated fruit. Juicy dark cherries, flowers, mint and spices come alive in this energetic, focused Syrah..."

92 points, Wine Spectator (Feb.28, 2013): "Deceptively complex and nuanced...pushing the blackberry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors on the long, engaging finish, ending with smoke and charcoal..."

91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Nov.12): " of deep, wonderfully spicy varietal fruit and generous sweet oak are very much the stuff of unsubtle seduction. It as full and as fleshy as it is outgoing and showy..."

91 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Nov./Dec.12): "Glass-staining ruby. Dark berries and spices on the highly perfumed nose. Spicy and focused on entry, then rich and broad in the mid-palate..."

Just 391 cases made. 

Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.