2011 Sparkman Ruckus Syrah

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WE 92
  • W&S 92
  • WS 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Sparkman Ruckus Syrah

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2013
Sourced from Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval, this includes 12% Cabernet Sauvignon in the mix. The lighter vintage brings out raspberry and pomegranate fruit flavors, and the wine has excellent focus and penetrating... Sourced from Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval, this includes 12% Cabernet Sauvignon in the mix. The lighter vintage brings out raspberry and pomegranate fruit flavors, and the wine has excellent focus and penetrating minerality. Still quite young, it will certainly benefit from further bottle age.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2013
My initial tasting note for this wine read “feral, sexy, dark, dark, dark.” That sums up this cassis-scented red from the Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval vineyards, a warm fruit compote of a wine with a dark leather fringe... My initial tasting note for this wine read “feral, sexy, dark, dark, dark.” That sums up this cassis-scented red from the Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval vineyards, a warm fruit compote of a wine with a dark leather fringe. With a texture that’s creamy and seamless, it isn’t complex but it sure is satisfying. A wine for grilled chicken.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2013
Smooth and expressive, offering an open-textured mix of blackberry, tobacco, coffee and sassafras flavors that come together on the fine-grained finish. Best from 2014 through 2018. 414 cases made. –HS
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
A beautiful effort that gives up pretty, focused and mineral-laced dark fruits, charcoal and that wild Syrah meatiness, the 2011 Syrah Ruckus is medium-bodied, layered and elegantly textured on the palate, with building... A beautiful effort that gives up pretty, focused and mineral-laced dark fruits, charcoal and that wild Syrah meatiness, the 2011 Syrah Ruckus is medium-bodied, layered and elegantly textured on the palate, with building tannin. An outstanding blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 16 months in 35% new French oak, enjoy this classy, beautifully made wine over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck