2013 Ruckus Syrah

2013 Ruckus Syrah
2013 Ruckus Syrah

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Tasting notes

It is possible that Ruckus could be mistaken for a wine produced in Côte Rôtie or Hermitage. Possessed of a dense, saturated, inkbottle hue, aromas of blackberries, crème de cassis, smokey game, graphite and Georgia asphalt on a summer day roar from the glass. Massively embodied with great intensity, amazing freshness and extraordinary concentration, the multi-layered palate displays lovely fruit purity woven around a structure that should allow it to age gracefully for many, many years.

Production notes


Bottled after 16 months following cross flow filtration in April of 2014.

Varietal92% Syrah and 8% Viognier
AppellationRed Mountain
VineyardCiel du Cheval, Kiona and Boushey
Acid0.54 g/100mL
AgingAged in 33% new French oak. Racked to blend before bottling.
FermentationMaximum fermentation temp 84°F.
Residual Sugar0.04 g/100mL
Volume750 ml

Hand Harvested:

Ciel du Cheval Syrah (40%) on 10.3.12 at 705 ft.

Klipsun Syrah (53%) on 10.3.12 at 688 ft.

Bousey Viognier (7%) on 10.3.12 at 1280 ft.

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