Rusack Syrah 2018 - Kona Wine Market
Rusack Syrah 2018
SKU: 210000016074

Rusack Syrah 2018

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Category Red Wine
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Origin California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara
Brand Rusack
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
In this bottling, we added in a touch of our Estate Petite Sirah to enhance structure, color, and build to the overall complexity. This resulting wine contains classic aromas of cassis, blackberry and hints of licorice. Concentrated flavors of dried cherries, blackberries and cocoa blend with velvety tannins that linger on the palate.
Vinous
  • v91

Dark red cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and leather all flesh out in this mid-weight Syrah. The 2018 feels a bit compact in this tasting. i would cellar if for a year or two. Today the 2018 Syrah comes across as focused, inward, but not too expressive. There is very good fruit density here, but beyond that the wine is not terribly revealing.

Antonio Galloni, June 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

Focused aromas of elderberry and blackberry are spiced by licorice, white pepper and graphite on the ripe nose of this bottling, which includes 10% Petite Sirah. There is a thick presence to the palate, where heavy flavors of stewed berry, plum and smoked wood show.

Matt Kettmann, December 31, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd90

Blackberries, plums, peppery herbs, and violet notes all emerge from the 2018 Syrah, a medium-bodied, fresh, focused Syrah with solid tannins and a good spine of acidity. It too is made in a more streamlined, elegant style, yet I like its balance and depth. It should have 7-8 years of longevity.

August 26, 2021

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